This year was a travelin’ one for bot
h of us (sometimes even together!).
In January Carolle reconnected with Aunt Loretta and her Boys in Westport at the funeral of their father, Earl. Forty years was overcome in a few minutes. The Brunke Boys are a baaaaad bunch, and a lot of fun. They said that Earl would have been pleased to see how the family connected and sat together reminiscing.
Matthew and Phebe and Cordelia met us in Mississauga during the visit of the “Texans” and all families gathered together for breakfast. Before that, Matthew and Phebe and Cordelia had joined John on the set of a TV re-creation of the famous Truscott local cold case murder. Matthew was the cop and John was the bad guy. Phebe and Cordelia were the victim’s friends. The show will air in February on Extreme Forensics, on the Investigative Discovery channel (which channel we don’t get).
We meet Rachael and her girls for lunch or dinner whenever possible. Kayla has recently moved into a shared ‘real’ apartment, a step up from her rented rooms. That has her looking for a ‘real’ job that will support her in the new place. In the summer, Rachael and Veronica and Rocky moved out to Union, a small town south of London. As usual, Rach has done a good job decorating it. It seems miles away, particularly from Clinton. Veronica appears to be dealing well with the challenges transportation- and friend-wise. She is doing well in high school in London. Our communication with Kayla and Veronica is mainly through Facebook and texting, so we are trying to keep up with the times.
As you can tell, we had an interesting year. Carolle says she is staying home for a while now—after we return from Edmonton, of course. We will be home for Christmas. We hope you also had an interesting year, and look forward to hearing from you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from
carolle and John