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Christmas 2007 newsletter from the Hascup Family

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  • Name Title Christmas 2007 newsletter from the Hascup Family 
    Author Rich and/or Linda Hascup 
    Publisher Dec 2007, letter in posession of Kathleen Allen 
    Date 2 Jan 2008 
    Media Type Letter 
    Source ID S2347 
    Text December 2007

    Dear Family & Friends,

    Here we are, wrappingup another year at the San Diego Hascup household. It's been a good year with a few exciting events and bits of news. The year started with Linda and Rich settling back into the newly remodeled condo (new kitchen and floors) while simultaneously trying to make the final arrangements for Katie's upcoming wedding. As is typical the planning and execution took exactly as long as there was time before the event and everything fell into place just in time for the big day. Katie and Jon (Stevers) were married on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day for easy memory) in a lovely event by the bay in Coronado. We were blessed to have many of the East Coast Hascups, the Colorado Allens, as well as our other family members here in California, and many friends from across the country here to help us celebrate this joyous occasion. The highlight of the days (for some) was undoubtedly the beer, in the most perfect shade of green ever witnessed in Rich's many years of beer appreciation. Katie was absolutely gorgeous, Jon seemed unflappable, and the weather could not have been more beautiful. We're ecstatic to welcome Jon as our new son.
    Katie has shifted from teaching a special day class at Coronado Middle School to teaching a Special Ed pre-school class. By all accounts she's doing well and really enjoys the work. She's working on finishing her certification process and achieving tenure by the end of this school year.
    Nick is still pursuing his degree at Cal-Maritime Academy in the Bay area with the end no longer a dot at the end of the tunnel but clearly in sight. He has continued to work for Hornblower Cruises as a first officer and engineer and for a while this year we were fortunate to see him every few weeks when Hornblower would fly him down to San Diego to work a shift or two on their big cruise boat. That ended when Nick got a job with Genentech (a huge biotech firm) as an engineering intern. He's enjoying the work and learning something new each day. When he isn't working or going to school he spends as much spare time as he can with his sweet girlfriend of two years, Kristen.
    Linda and Rich are still working in the same jobs, same places, nothing exciting there even though the good citizens of Coronado keep trying to make things exciting for Linda through the California proposition process. We did manage to get out backpacking again after things settled down and the weather turned nice. Or should I say nicer? It is, after all, southern California were it (almost) never rains. This summer we were able to spend eight days trekking in the high Sierras. Nothing is more exciting than climbing over an 11,000-ft pass, racing lightening to the top. The peace and serenity of the mountains are more than sufficient reward for the hard work needed to get there.
    This September, on Grandparents Day, Katie and Jon presented the parents with their first Grandparents' card!!! Yes, they are in the family way!!! Our first grandchild is due in May. Kates is doing great and Linda is beside herself with joy. Details still to be worked out but, it looks like Katie will be moving home with us prior to her giving birth while Jon is in boot camp. (Did I fail to mention Jon is enlisting in the Navy to be a Nuclear Engineer?). With a little luck the timing will work out so that Jon will be between boot camp and Nuclear Power School and be able to be here for the blessed event! You realize, of course, that you'll have to suffer through hearing about the joyous throes of new grandparenthood next year!

    From our Home to Yours, we wish all of you a very
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Exact transcription of original letter. All paranthetical notations are original to the letter. 
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