Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dear Kids,
      My big excitement this week was snowboarding with Donna and Bevan on Monday. When we got to Brighton, it was snowing hard, with about eight inches of powder already. Donna kept exclaiming about the wonderful snow, so I guess they don’t get those kinds of storms at Deer Valley. And the place was practically deserted! We did a couple of runs on the bunny hill, and then we were ready for the big time! We did three runs on Majestic, and to tell the truth, I’ve never snowboarded in powder before. It’s just like floating! Powder makes you want to shout “Wa-hoo!” When we went into the cafeteria for lunch, everybody was laughing about how much fun they were having. (As Tom would say, “You don’t see that on the golf course.) After lunch I sat out a couple of runs, while Donna and Bevan checked out the faster lifts. (Majestic didn’t quite do it for them.) Then we went up Snakecreek, and it was a whole new world for me, going up that high, that fast. And I had to really hustle to keep up with Donna and Bevan going down. We all tumbled a few times. Donna has some new low-slung ski pants, which don’t work too well when you roll head over heels. She got snow up her backside. But it was all good. Really good!
      I’m disappointed that our analog TV signal won’t be cut off, like they promised. We have to wait until June. The media says it won’t make any difference–people who are too stupid or uneducated or technologically backward will never be ready. They have no clue about people who like to read and play chess and watch Perry Mason and Twilight Zone DVD’s. We don’t need broadcast TV. Dad and I are halfway through the first season of Perry Mason, and I can truly say that if TV were that good now, I would watch it.
      Here’s an e-mail that came this morning from Ginny: Starlene Threnety ( pronouced Trinity) Stevens (Theresa’s baby) was born this morning at 2:10. She weighs 7 lbs 14 oz and is 20 inches long and has lots of long dark hair. I delivered her just a couple of minutes before the midwife got there . . . what a special moment that was!!! Love, Ginny
      I can’t think of any other news. Hope you’re all doin’ great and lovin’ it!