This is our 2010 Christmas newsletter as written by my wife.
We have had a year of changes. It was quiet until July. Then Wayne had a big birthday, retired, and we moved – all in a day or two.
We decided it was too much for us to take care of the house and yard, so we moved to a retirement community in Roseville, California; a few miles east of Sacramento.
Wayne retired July 16th; we moved on the 17th, so the 18th — his birthday — was our first full day here.
We really like it here. We don’t have to worry about yard work, which makes Wayne happy. We have a housekeeper who comes once a week to clean the apartment and change the sheets on the bed.
This was weird for me (MaryJane), at first, since it was what I had done professionally for years. Her name is Margaret, which is my sister’s name. I don’t even have to cook, either.
We have found a church and they have a very active men’s group. I’m (MaryJane) still looking for a place for me. I have some ideas to find a women’s group. There is a new church not far away that should be what I’m looking for. I will go to a women’s Bible study there.
We miss you, Gateway!
We are just learning to get away and go for rides now again. We are content to sit at home together all the time and forget to get out into “the world”. There are lots of things to see around here; it is very beautiful. We have never even come through this way except to get “somewhere else”.
The leaves on the trees are beautiful right now. We get colors. And word has it snow will be very close in the next few days.
Real Seasons! WOW!
We have made many new friends in this community, but we certainly miss you all. It seems like we are so far away from all of you.
Please know that you are all loved and that we think of you often.
We wish you all a most Blessed Christmas
And a Prosperous New Year
Wayne & MaryJane
MaryJane & Wayne