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April 28, 2009

A spring hello to everyone,

A million thanks to all Joanne’s Jaunters! There were 30 of us who walked and many others who contributed to reach over $4,000 from Joanne’s Jaunters for the 2009 ALS Walk.

The walk was a huge success, and it was wonderful to be surrounded by so many good people. We had the best weather ever! Alleluia!

The walk brought together neighbors, former students and friends from near and far. You’ll notice that Jim protected himself from spring pollens that aggravate his allergies. What a nuisance!

Jim and I want to say a whole-hearted THANK YOU to all of you who participated in the ALS Walk and/ or supported Joanne’s Jaunters in any way. We are grateful for your love, friendship and ongoing support. Let’s do it all again next year. I plan to still be here!

The spring weather has allowed me to get out and about—even to church during Holy Week and Easter. Although every outing requires much energy, I can manage for an hour or two.

My breathing is becoming more shallow, and even speaking gets harder all the time. At least, I am still able to speak, and I am most grateful for that.

As always, both Jim and I appreciate every day, and we are looking forward to summer. With the help of my care providers, I hope to plant a few flowers and Jim will look after the yard. It is nearly time for him to hunt morel mushrooms. Let’s hope he finds some!

We wish everyone a joyful and leisurely summer. Thank you for all the ways you show your love and friendship.

Love, Joanne and Jim


Joanne and Christina

Earlier months' news:
March 18, 2009
February 7, 2009
January 8, 2009
Christmas 2008
September 2008
July 25, 2008
April 27, 2008
March 24, 2008
February 5, 2008
Christmas Letter 2007
October 22, 2007
July 25, 2007
June 12, 2007
April 27, 2007
March 17, 2007
January 22, 2007
November 26, 2006
August 30, 2006
July 2006
June 25, 2006
April 30, 2006
March 2006
January 10, 2006
December 5, 2005
October 27, 2005
September 14, 2005
August 2005
July 8, 2005
June 6, 2005
May 15, 2005
April 7 , 2005
March 14, 2005
February 8, 2005
January 8, 2005
2004 Christmas letter