The 1998-99 "Pali" Post Christmas Card
Wow! Another year zips by and there
seems to be no slowing down. It reminds us of that old saying,
"we may be over the hill, but we're picking up speed on the
down hill." This year, beside sending you the 1/2 off discounted
post christmas cards, we just beat the postal rate increase. How's
that with keeping with the "Parsimonious Pali Pattern".
1998 was an eventful year. As many of you know already, "Pali"
(Pat and Ali) became official on April Fools Day. Or did they???
Is this just another April Fool's trick???? No, we really did
get married and Ali's expecting twins. OK, no twins, but check
out the photo. She was only married for 5 minutes and she already
has 5 grandkids. We still have Riki the cat living at home. We
think she's been seeing some cat on the side and we're hoping
she'll elope. She's become a lot more affectionate since Gigi
and Sasha have gone to puppy heaven. The most important thing
is that we are all in good health. Ali hates for me to brag, but
she was awesome during this cancer thing. She just plain "Kicked
Ass" on it. All her hair grew back. Pat's is growing back
also, but just not on his head (nose, ears, back, etc.) He continues
to play with his hobbies of surfing, skiing, and wind surfing.
He's not very good at any of these activities, but he's having
a lot of fun being a goob. Ali's still playing tennis and has
taken up rollerblading (she has the scars to prove it). Since
Pat retired from coaching the ultimate teams, he spends a lot
of time at the Tahoe condo, which has now multiplied into three
places. If you want to use any of them your going to have to call
us. That's what we have to do, to keep friends calling. Seriously,
if you need a little get away, don't hesitate to give us a ring.
The 98' travels of Pali included a long road trip in July to Oregon
and Washington. Taking advantage of friends along the way we had
a great time. We highly recommend places like Bend (thanks Bob
& Nancy), Portland (thanks Diane), and Newport (Pat actually
rented a room for a night, the cheap bastard!), Oregon. Port Townsend,
Washington was incredible and the Historic Bartlett House (thanks
Bob and Linda) was spectacular. Stayed with cousin Dave and Mary
in Fortuna, Ca. and the Redwoods were beautiful. The Hawaii gang
reunion this year was held in Jackson Hole, Wy. Boy!, another
gorgeous place in the world. Ali is still at Schoebers, but with
a new and improved attitude about the job and life. The only "bummer"
this years (beside losing Sasha) was Pat's mom. She did one of
those old lady things. She fell down and couldn't get up. Unfortunately
it wasn't in a casino but at her work. Fortunately, she works
at a hospital, so they took good care of her. It takes a long
time to mend a thigh bone. She's almost ready for bingo trips
again. The Pohl kids are doing fine. Jeff and Shellie are still
in So-Cal, but are thinking of moving north. He's made his mark
in Hollywood and wants to try new things. Tammy recently moved
to Walnut Creek into a cute little cottage on two acres. She is
still with Kraft Foods, along with two other part time jobs. Busy
little girl. Nechia graduated last June and is now teaching PE
and is getting a teaching credential. Many thanks for the support
from sister Tammy and husband Dan who were great "behind
the scene" heroes in Nechia's success. Ali's parents are
fine. We spent Christmas with them in Modesto. Boy, can they cook
the great meals. Weight loss has becomes a high priority for the
New Year's resolutions. Hope 1999 will be filled with Water, Wealth,
Health, and Contentment. We don't know what that means, We saw
it on the welcome sign when entering Modesto! Have a great 1999.
(Photo Hint: Ages: Heather 10, Justin 8, Zack 7, Meaghan 6, Carlyn 3, Ali 29, Pat 52)
Happy New Year.....Love Pali.