This is the 14th End-of-Year newsletter we have composed using the technology of the day, including links. Strictly speaking, once again, this is not a "letter." Those are missives in a pleasant type face, on fancy holiday "paper", carefully folded and sent through snail-mail with something attached called a "postage stamp!"(47 cents, I think). If you want an historical look back, last year's letter is here.

Our daily activities are all listed in our 2016 Journal. The year's milestones and highlights, however, are summarized below. Distribution is accomplished by sending the link in an email and modifications occur in response to questions/suggestions from friends and family. Click here to send me a note.

At our ages, I suppose annual letters start with health updates. My prostate cancer isn't going to go away; it's just not very important. I had a cataract procedure in the right eye in January. Lydia has no health issues and will certainly outlive me. After all, Margaret, her mother, at 105, is in excellent health for her age.
Travel We started the year with a week at Disney World in March. June took us on a train trip of Montreal and Quebec. Sal, Kate, Dominic and Leo (SKDL) met us in Baltimore for the weekend in July, and again in Ocean City in October, punctuated by Matthew. Lew and I took the train to NYC for a week with American Cruise Lines on the Hudson River. Finally, we were back at Disney World in November.
Renovation In November we added a few more surveillance cameras to the exterior of the house.
Theater Community Players of Salisbury (CPOS) doesn't have a lot of roles for my demographic and some of the shows interfere with our travels, or vice-versa, so this year our participation was just as patrons. I did a radio production of The Break Out in June.
Dominic, Kate,
Sal and Leo
We drove the four hours north to see Sal, Kate, Dominic and Leo (SKDL) in March and September. They came to see us in February, May, September, November, and December.

In April, Pat Cascone came for a visit. Jerry and Brian Laws visited in May, and Buddy had surgery for Cherry Eye.

2017 In 2017, SKDL will visit us in February, April, September, November and December. We'll go up to Wyomissing in May and September. We'll meet, again, in Baltimore in July and they're joining us at Disney in June. We're also going to Walt Disney World in March, with Pat Cascone, and again in November for just the two of us. Pat has invited us to Tennessee in October for the National Storytelling Festival. We'll be on the water for our 6th cruise with ACL in April, from Charleston to Jacksonville, and we're taking a train trip across western Canada in August.
And, of course, January 20th will be Eviction Day, the end of an error, and the dawn of an American Renaissance.

Merry Christmas, 2016 and Happy New Year, 2017

Tom and Lydia (& Buddy)