The year 2004, for the Florida residing Menkart family, was punctuated by uncontrolled and uncontrollable events. In February Ellie’s mother, Doris Feinsot, passed away at age 100. In May Ellie and George traveled to Rye NY to participate in a memorial service for Doris. Returning via Potomac MD allowed for a visit with son John’s family. Hurricane season made August and September exciting and led to a hastily scheduled visit to daughter Trish’s home in Christiansburg VA . As noted in another posted item Hurricane Ivan missed DeLand but found Ellie and George in Virginia.
Planned activities are closing out the year. A golf outing as part of a ten couple contingent was a November – December highlight. Towards the end of December Ellie and George are planning to drive to Christiansburg to celebrate Christmas with Trish’ family.
Most noteworthy this year are the accomplishments of grandchildren. Dan, Trish’s middle child, was selected as a baseball ALLSTAR and is a starter on the High School Junior Varsity basketball team. Kayla Trish’s youngest rode a horse in the Christiansburg Christmas parade. Alison received an acceptance of her William and Mary application for early placement. Nicole, John’s oldest, starred in a school play. The Twins started preschool.
Christiansburg Virginia grandchildren
Potomac Maryland grandchildren
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year …. George and Ellie