from Mary Johnson
On Thanksgiving 2008 I was thankful that dignity and honesty may again be the standard of leadership in America. My gentleman friend Fred and I are thankful also that he got a good report from the cancer doctor at the VA hospital.
In early April, I began doing a volunteer tour guide at the beautiful Vaile Victorian Mansion. At first, I felt nervous talking before groups and also there are many dates and facts but I referred to notes. I soon enjoyed/felt more confidence and enjoyed it.
I attended my 50 year high school reunion at Trenton, MO.
Fred's step granddaughter who calls us "Grandpa" & "Grandma" has a darling 10 month old baby girl. It's been fun watching her first steps and now walking.