Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
19 December 2010

Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11)

Greetings to Friends and Relatives,

This year we are going to make even more use of technology to share our Christmas message. Some will receive this message via snail mail, some via Email, some via a blog posting to Mr. Dickie's Blog on Google and some via the Notes on Facebook. We hope no one will be too put off or offended by this approach. We enjoy keeping in touch with everyone and hope to hear from you again this year.

Melva continues to work three days a week at the Hair Cuttery in Crofton. She is thankful that many of her customers followed her from Bowie when the shop there closed. She attends quilting class at the Bowie Senior Center on Fridays. Quilting projects and other projects the teacher assigns keep her very busy.

Cyndi is the Marketing Manager for the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of the National Rural Electrical Cooperative Assn (NRECA) in Arlington, VA. She moved out of her apartment in Bethesda at the end of October because the building was under extensive renovation. At the same time she sold her car after an attempt to purchase a new car fell through. She sold some of her furniture and put the rest in storage. She has been living with us since the beginning of November. She can use the Orange line of the subway for travel to and from work. The station near us is a mile from the house and the station near her office is two blocks away.

Dick enjoys attending the twice-monthly meetings of the Bowie Senior's Computer Club. He assists with website maintenance helping to upload the meeting schedules, links to the minutes of the meetings, and information about classes the club offers. He has four Google blogs. Two he tries to update on a daily basis and two are used for genealogy when the mood strikes. In recent months he has been posting some of his genealogy on Access to is by invitation. During the year he converted several of his genealogy files to work with the RootsMagic genealogy program. This program easily creates reports in the PDF format which he can share with others.

In early September Dick and Melva took a short vacation First they went to Virginia Beach, VA where they visited with friends from Panama, the Heafners and the Haines. The highlight of the visit was attending the birthday party of Hannah Heafner. Next they went to Raliegh, NC to visit Rich and Joy Ruhmann and their daughter, Annie. Rich is a college classmate of Dick's. They hadn't seen each other in many years. The Ruhmanns took them to visit the butterfly exhibit in Durham.

This year, for the first time since he retired in 1993, Dick attended the Christmas concert and retiree luncheon at The Library of Congress. After he arrived at The Library he learned that the data processing folks were also holding their party. He attended two parties as well as the concert and lunch. He had a great time and says he will probably attend next year.

Dick enjoys participating in social networking on Facebook. He's in touch with Class of '57 classmates from both Bellevue, Nebraska and Wichita, Kansas. Other friends include relatives in this country and Panama, Library of Congress friends (both working and retired), friends from AOL, other Henthorns, and friends he met through genealogy.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to stay in touch this year with phone calls, cards, letters, Email, Facebook and Internet photo albums. It's a blessing to have all of you in our lives.

Dick and Melva Henthorn
5403 76th Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Phone: 301-459-0535

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