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Update April 13, 2004

Dear Friends and Family,

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT DAY. On Good Friday, when all the devout pilgrims were walking to the Santuario de Chimayó, Tull walked ONE HALF OF A MILE on a cane, including up and down two ramps and four sets of steps, holding the hand of his beloved Lucinda. They were walking into the gym where they both worked out on various machines before trudging back to the car (the “Herbie”, which we bought a while ago from our dear friend Herbie Mann’s widow).

On Saturday our pals Laura H. and Rick S. came for dinner. We spent Sunday evening with a group of good friends at the Casa de Overtons, including Ken and Annie and Cheryl and Alan.

We love you all on this beautiful spring day in Paradise,

John and Lucinda

Update April 29, 2004

Dear Friends and Family (and we mean our WHOLE family):

Boy, did we have a great time in Austin and San Antonio.

The flights were all a breeze. Tull only took his cane. We walked confidently everywhere for six days. The walker and the wheelchairs are parked in the garage, never to be used again.

The Delt functions were fabulous. John and Lucinda spoke to 550 people at the Saturday night banquet, telling our story and thanking them for their gracious assistance. They gave us three amazing heartfelt standing ovations; there was not a dry eye in the house. We hung out with every one of John’s oldest friends: Macon and Diane, Kenny, Mike and Becky, Roy and Mary, Ed, Sandy and Helen, and 545 other dear friends. We also saw our friend Kate Hill. We danced to rock and roll, to the amazement of all.

On Sunday, we went to see our friends Brad and Martha at their ranch near Fredericksburg. JT and Brad hunted wild turkeys. (Thank goodness he didn’t have to really shoot one).

We then went to San Antonio, went to the Riverwalk, and went (“Gentlemen please remove your hats.”) to the Alamo. John cried three times while we were there. We went to the Menger Bar, where Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders were billeted just prior to the Spanish-American War.

It could not have been more fun or more empowering. We had a meeting with Roy about the progress of the book and details of the motivational speaking tour. We think that both will be really happening by this summer.

All in all, it was fabulous on a number of levels. We are in the process of re-re-inventing our lives, and the future looks rosy in every way.

We love all of you,

John and Lucinda