This is the 19th 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!"(58 cents). If you want an historical look back, last year's letter is here.

Our daily activities are all listed in our 2021 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.

Tom is 75 and Lew is 72. Buddy, our beagle, left us in January. We've been retired for 13 years and, since May, 2019. we're living in Wyomissing, PA, 1/4 mile from Sal, Kate, Dominic, and Leo
At our ages, I suppose annual letters start with health updates. At 75, my prostate cancer isn't going to go away; it's just not very important. Lydia has no major health issues and will certainly outlive me. Buddy, the beagle, is gone. Through "social distancing" and self-quarantine, we survived Covid-19 . We had our first two Pfizer shots in March, and a booster in October. Lyd had cataract procedures done in both eyes.
Travel Covid had a serious impact on travel this year, forcing the cancellation of our March trip to Disney World and the Commissioner's Academic Challenge. In June, we traveled with Sal, Kate and the boys (SKDL) to visit Jerry and Linda Laws in Shelby, NC. In July, we boarded the American West for our 10th cruise with American Cruise Lines, this time around the New England Islands out of Providence, Rhode Island. Finally, we were back at Disney World in November with Jerry and Linda.
Renovation Lyd's run out of things she wants done to the house, except for replacing the siding on the front and east sides. Oh yeah, we had the dining room papered and the living room painted.
Theater I still maintain the Community Players of Salisbury's website, but Covid had the same impact on them as with the rest of the world.
Leo played "Maurice" in a local production of Beauty and The Beast.

If Covid limited our travel, it totally killed the hosting of others. No one visited this year.
With our Zoom account, we still host family game night for the Ferrarello extended family, and on Saturdays, Tom is the Clue Master for a weekly Clue game, in EPCOT's World Showcase, for the extended Laws family and friends.
March saw the boys return to in-person school, with Dominic finishing the 6th grade and Leo, the 3rd grade. School opened, again, in the fall, with Dominic in the 7th grade, at the junior-senior high school. There's no bus, as the school is too close, so he is riding his bike to school, most mornings. Leo is in the 4th grade, his last year at the elementary center.
2022 Though Covid Omicron is rampant, our plans are returning to a more normal life. In 2022, we will go to WDW 4 times. Our first in March, followed by a rebirth of the Commissioner's Academic Challenge. Along with SKDL, we'll spend a week at WDW in June, and Lyd and I will have our fall holiday, in November. In August, we're taking a cruise with American Cruise Lines along the New England coast.

Merry Christmas, 2021 and Happy New Year, 2022

Tom and Lydia