The year 2022 has passed and 2023 is here. November and December are great months. I’m hoping everyone had a delicious Thanksgiving, a merry Christmas season, and a fun time ringing in the new year. This year, 2023, is the 67th anniversary of our class. As the saying goes, “Time goes by fast when you’re having fun.”
Sadly, I received a letter from our classmate Ardena “Dena” Jewett Ackerman to inform me that her husband. Richard “Dick” Ackerman passed on November 28, 2021 at their home in Rutland, VT. Dick was in our class; he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and received his B.S. in wildlife conservation. He served 36 years on the Green Mountain National Forest in Rutland before he retired.
Dick and Dena were married in 1959 and after Dick retired they traveled across the country several times visiting every state but Alaska. Their favorite trip taken almost annually in June was to enjoy the area around the Pemaquid Lighthouse in Bristol, ME.
Since I wrote the first and only story about “It’s a small world isn’t it?” I haven’t received mail from anyone that has had a similar experience that I had. Should I print another experience that involves a Maine man from the Class of 1954? Is it interesting reading?
Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2023.