Dear 1969 Classmates,
I love these August days in western Wisconsin! It is definitely still summer with heat and humidity, but there is a hint of the approach of a season change. Early morning brings heavy fog and cool air, a pleasant time for sitting outdoors in my Adirondack chair [built by my nephew Eric Ringlien - Class of ’85, and painted blue and white to honor Luther] reading and being distracted by the bird chorus and by a good-sized buck who likes to eat in the cornfield next to my house. Autumn, though, will arrive soon, ushering in the darker side of nature’s cycle, reminding us that we are mortal beings.