Despite being in the midst of a bone-chilling series of single-digit temperature days, we had an excellent turnout for the first Octogenarian Brunch of the new year. We were comfortably settled at two four-person tables pushed together when Paul Love showed up to push our total to nine. Paul, who lives in Cecil, is a recent and welcome addition to our group. He graduated in 1951.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. At the end of each year, it is appropriate that we reflect upon the state of our society. Currently, it is easy to have a pessimistic view of our future. My contact with the young people in the civil engineering department at Pitt provides me with many reasons to resist that temptation. The culmination of last semester's work in our senior design projects program was a formal presentation to an audience made of students, faculty, family and local engineers.
It is a family tradition that its eldest member be permitted to sleep until 7 on Christmas morning. I was abruptly aroused from a deep slump precisely at that time when my five grandchildren burst into the bedroom shouting “Merry Christmas” and encouraging me to pull myself together and stumble downstairs. A dozen of us shared the holiday in the Olde Sewickley Highlands neighborhood near Sewickley, where Beth, Mike, and Rachael have comfortably settled into their new home, off Camp Meeting Road.
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Selecting a term
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