P.O. Box 173
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Greetings, Class of ’92—
I am excited to say that I’m spending my second summer in Maine and may spend the winter here too—as long as we get a heating system in the house. We are working on a ceramic heater, also known as a Russian fireplace. Family members took down the old bricks so the new super-efficient, super-clean firebox for the ceramic heater could be built. During the teardown they discovered an old beehive oven. We wish we could have saved it, however, the heater veneer will include the bricks that were painstakingly saved from the original 1850 fireplace. House adventures will continue for a few more years—at least!
For a totally different kind of adventure, Chris Smerigillo Albert, her husband, Matt Albert ‘88, and their daughter, Althea, went on another great trip this year—this time for two weeks in Alaska. This was Chris’ fourth time in Alaska and another of many returns for Matt, who lived there from 1990 to 1996. Among the highlights of this trip was a visit with Mike Leonard ’88 and his family, a tour of Glacier Bay, and a naturalist tour of Denali. On this trip Althea earned three more Junior Ranger Badges, bringing her total number of badges to 25!
Speaking of travels, Andy Lathe and his family (Loretta, Rachel, and Ryan) visited us this summer at our home in Virginia. A highlight for the Lathe kids was the day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The Lathes went on from Virginia for a couple of nights in our nation’s capital. The museum in the Capital building that featured Congress during war was Andy’s favorite part, while one of Loretta’s highlights was her ride in the bicycle rickshaw!
What have you been up to? Have you recently had or will soon have an anniversary? Please let me know, as I’d like to celebrate anniversaries of every kind—wedding, job, hobby, or whatever in our next column. I’d also like to celebrate reunions—high school and college. So please drop me a line and send pictures from Homecoming Weekend or other events you want to share. I would love to include your news in the next class update.