We took a bit of a break from traveling in 2017 but are making up for it in 2018.
The only major trip was to Chicago where Howard was asked to come and review the archiving of his life’s work at the library at The Institute of Design at IIT. While there they recorded an interview which will be part of the archive when it goes online.
Coming up in March will find Nancy, Howard and Anne in DC, then all of us in Arlington for grandson Levi’s bar mitzvah. Nancy and Anne continue to Charleston SC for their annual mother and daughter trip. Howard and Nancy then head for New Mexico to do two Road Scholar classes. “Converso and Crypto Jews” in Albuquerque then on to Santa Fe for “Lies and Spies of the Manhattan Project” In the fall they will join cousins Fred and Linda Levine and Arnie and Mary Levine on a two-week cruise on the Rhine River.
A big event of the year will be the wedding of Grandson William Prahl to the lovely Jenny Koshner in August. The services will be held on the shore of Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes and a party with their friends a week later in NYC.
Both of us are busily retired.Nancy is a full-time quilter, working daily on projects and attending quilt workshops. She has been mentoring city school children and continues to interact with her successful college student who she has mentored since 7th grade. She teaches English to Russian immigrants to Rochester through the Jewish Family Service Russian Resettlement Project. But mostly she is a devoted and loving grandmother. Howard occasionally works on the crew at the JCC's Center Stage Theater. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Center of Yates County in Penn Yan, NY and the Penn Yan Concert in the Park series. He does photography for the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival and teaches computing skills at the Techage Center at the Jewish Community Center.They both spend lots of time at their lake house outside of Penn Yan, NY on Keuka Lake.Daughter Anne Prahl is living in Portland, Oregon with her husband Scott and they have sons William and Isaac. Their son David lives here in the Rochester area with his wife Carla and they have sons Tristan and Quentin. Michael Gilman and his family, wife Deborah, and children, Jonah,( the son of our late daughter Margie), Eliana and Levi live in Arlington. VA.
Howard and Nancy hold the memory of their daughter Margie close to their hearts forever.
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Visit Howard's photography site at hlevant.com.