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November 5, 2006

Dear Friends and Family,

It was four years ago today that we entered Beth Israel Hospital in New York City with a diagnosis of plague. Our lives changed irrevocably. We spent some of our afternoon today looking through an enormous pile of cards we received from old friends, new friends and total strangers. You all kept us going. You kept us alive. Thank you all for all that you did for us. We are humbled by your gifts.

With our deepest gratitude and love,
John and Lucinda

November 22, 2006

Dear Friends and Family,

We recently took a restful little trip over to Arizona where we visited Canyon de Chelly, stayed in a beautifully restored Harvey House hotel in Winslow and ended up at a “resort” in Scottsdale. We really aren’t quite the “resort” types, but it was pretty nice to bask in luxury for a few days.

Lucinda has closed up her business and will start her new job on Monday. It’s a bit scary to consider becoming an employee again after five years, but it’s also exciting because the job and the company are both great.

We hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Love to you all,

Lucinda and John

November 27, 2006

Dear Friends and Family:

Lucinda is most appreciative of all the “going back to school/new job” e-mails. Although it was tempting to lay out the clothes for the first day and pack the lunch box… was not done. We all know (or at least most of us know) what it is like to have a first day on the job. Thanks for the support.

It is indeed so interesting to think about the last five plus years in our lives. Your sure do think you know what will happen in your immediate or even short range future and it so often turns out that you are so way off base. But yet life is full of interesting adventures (some wonderful and some gut wrenchingly horrible) and perhaps that is the only way we can look at it. Every single joy and heartache in our lives is part of our own interesting adventure and that is really all we have. One day it will end so why not embrace it all for now? Easier said than done. But that’s my story today and I am sticking to it. I’m in love with John Tull, in love with my friends and life and much happier about my own state of affairs.

Tull and Lucinda have both managed to lose a few pounds in the last month or so and we both feel great about that!! Tull is also on his third week of not smoking!!!!!

John and Lucinda