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From: "J. Johnson" <>
Subject: Hello - glad you're there!
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 14:17:50 -0400
Greeting to the list -- I've missed you all!
Summer was a busy time in our household, what with living in a new part of the country, entertaining grandchildren, and touring the area. As some of you already know, we've lived in several widely different places in this country, and each move has been interesting. Last January my husband's job took us to live on the East Coast for the first time. I was born in Mississippi and spent my early life and part of my adult life there, so I will always be a Southerner at heart. But I feel privileged also to have lived in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, California, and Arizona and found good friends in all these places.
We moved to the Philadelphia, PA, area this year and it's been a whole new experience. In April we visited Valley Forge. In May and June I made car trips into Culpeper County, Virginia, and Annapolis, MD, doing Yeager research. In July we visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the first time and admired the twin towers on the Manhattan coastline. In August we took grandchildren on a tour of the monuments and buildings of Washington, DC; to center city Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; and finally to New York to see the skyscrapers, ride in a carriage through Central Park, and see a Broadway show.
Up until the morning of September 11, 2001, living here was pleasant. As we are all painfully aware, nothing will ever be same. Possibly, the events have been a bit more traumatic for us than if we had never been residents of the corridor between NYC and DC. Some of our neighbors worked in the World Trade Center. One got out alive. A cousin in another branch of my family works in Washington, DC, and is in the Pentagon frequently for meetings, but was fortunately not there that morning. Thank God for immense favors.
To sum up, more than ever I appreciate my extended family throughout this country, and I just wanted to let you know. I will immediately get back on the ball with sharing research and keeping the list active.
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