It is a little frustrating to realize
our contact with many friends and families comes down to a yearly letter.
We love to hear from friends and family, and visits are even better.
You can click most photos to see
Steve got to play Santa Christmas
Eve 2004. Josh had told Steph he would have to be gone for their
first Christmas together. Steph was going to spend Christmas with
us at Granma's and GrandPap's in Morgantown. Josh called us
and said he could surprise Steph and make it back for Christmas if we could
pick him up in Pittsburgh. I wish you could have seen the look on
Steph's face when Josh came through the Granma's door.
Lynn stays busy with church programs. You can click on the
for Christmas 2004 photos.
2. January began our calving
3. In March we visited with
Sam and Heather and saw Yosimite. Heather joined the Hanford, CA
police force (as chaplain.)
A former student took me kayaking
over Bull Falls near Harper's Ferry.
4. We are Amca and Teyze to Ibrahim, son of
Egemen and Gulsum
5. We lost Uncle Bill in the Spring.
6. Steph and Josh renewed their
vows in May in N. River Mills (Heather officiated.) Steph wanted
to celebrate with the community and the church people who had helped her
and watched her grow up.
Josh and Steph found out they would
be parents. The due date is Jan 28. The baby has her own website
And you can enjoy Dan Hill's, "Unborn Heart," at:
7 and 8. Craig moved back east
and is enjoying some new tasty treats. It's been fun having Craig living
down at the homeplace. He is "tele commuting" to the University of
California, San Diego. He really enjoys the taste
treats Steve cooks up.
9 and 10. Capt. Dave and Jan hosted
a swashbuckling Treasure Hunt birthday for Alex.
11. Our grand-niece,
Sydney, was Baptised (Heather officiated.).
12. Canoeing with the Jones and
13. The Annual Hughes/Foster 4th
of July Reunion "Up Yonder"
14. Charley Hall helped with water
It's nice having
Brian Fizer back on the Eastcoast. His brother, Chris married Krissy
Terry Lynn and I get a kick out
of talking about Samoa: Intl. Festivals, schools, etc.
Craig, Terry Lynn and Steve camped
at Dolly Sods to enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower.
We met Steph and Josh at Luray
15. Each year we hold an Ice Mt./N.River
Mills Festival. Ice Mt. got considerable media coverage this year: AAA
and National Geographic Travel magazines, Terry Lynn starred in the NBC
25 Hagerstown/Cumberland TV, “One Tank Getaways”. One of our Floral stars,
the bunchberry, was featured on a National Public Radio segment.
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In September we were guests at the WV Nature Conservancy's Annual Meeting.
We accepted the "Oustanding Volunteer" Award on behalf of the Ice Mountain
docents. Click here for the 16. Alan helped get the deck built.
17. Rev. Stacy Groscup, who was
born in Capon Bridge, passed away in September. Click the photo for more
information about this incredible man.
18. Brian Hall and Lynn married
on Lake Champlain, Vermont in Oct. (Heather again officiated).
19. We hosted
50 or so campers for "Christmas in the Boonies" in October.
20. In Nov. we celebrated an early
Thanksgiving and the church threw a baby shower for Steph.
21. Capon Bridge and the school
lost a great friend when Dick Munske passed away in November.
22. Steve is
teaching 7th grade geography. (Photos link to photo albums)
23. After many,
many majors, Steph graduated with a B.A. in English (and a minor in American Studies) from UNC Charlotte
Piper Makenzie Brown, our unborn
to thrive,and we should get to
meet her anytime!
24. Christmas is all about old
memories and making new ones. Steph made ornaments for a "Memory
Tree." Or check out some recipes Heather had from Ruth at: Then click on image to see the
Terry Lynn received word in December--
she is officially received state medical retirement.
She and her doctor are still working
on the best treatment for fibromyalsia.
25. We got to ski and sled some
in December. I think we're still due for plenty more cold weather.
Click below If you just want to browse
Webshot Photo Albums:
You can click for the
Brand New GrandDaughter Piper Album! or
the Grandparent Bailes Album or
the Grandparent Braswell Album or
Wishing you and yours a wonderful year
filled with joy and peace.
"...for when you come on something
that is good, first thing to do is to share it with whoever you can
find; that way the good spreads out to where no telling where it will go."
The Education of Little Tree,
Forrest Carter, ch.8 p.57.
Steve and Terry Lynn