December 15, 1997
A Christmas message from the Frisingers
"All votes counted and it's
Frisinger for Mayor."
The most exciting news
from this household is Avaís success in politics. Ava will be sworn in Monday January 5th although
she is effectively mayor on the 1st.
Now she is meeting with department heads and generally preparing for the
To keep her self extra busy, she is continuing to
serve on the board that certifies US and Canadian schools of Planning.
This results in 2 or 3 five day trips a year.
Also her consulting firm, Green Heron Consulting Inc. has a new partner
and more work.
On the family front, Rob and Amber have a baby boy, Joshua who was born
January 16th. He is an adorable baby, see for yourself on our web page. Rob is
in the final stages of adopting Amberís daughter, Kaleigh, which we are all
looking forward to. She enriches
our family. Rob and Amber are
living in the one bedroom house behind us.
It is nice to have them so close.
Diane is even closer, she is currently living with us. She brought her two cats, Spanky and Areta with her so we are
currently a four cat household. It
turns out Animal Control considers any home with more than three cats to be a
"Hobby Kennel". The cats
are getting along fairly well but I feel it is only a matter of time before
disaster of some kind strikes.
I am staying busy at Boeing continuing to work on the Joint Strike
Fighter, JSF or X32. I spent almost a month in Buffalo NY on a wind tunnel test.
While there, I spent Memorial Day weekend with my Sister Mary and her
family. I got the ultimate company
trip this fall when I had a familiarization tour of the nuclear aircraft
carrier, the Eisenhower. On a
Monday I flew to Norfolk Virginia. Tuesday
morning I flew out to the carrier which was stationed about 90 miles of the
coast of Florida. I spent 24 hours
aboard the carrier watching flight deck and maintenance activities.
I was out on the deck during daytime launch and recoveries and was on the
observation platform during night operations. Wednesday evening we flew back to
Norfolk Naval Base. My sister Ann
lives right near by in Virginia Beach so I spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday
with her visiting Virginia Beach, Yorktown and Willimasburg.
I only had to take one day of vacation since Thursday was a travel day.
Let me again pass on our favorite books for the year.
While on my trip to Norfolk, I purchased Firestorm by Nevada Barr.
It is one of a series of mysteries in which the lead character, Anna
Pigeon is a law enforcement officer with the national park service.
The mysteries take place in lesser known parks.
Firestorm is set in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
The author gives a very good feeling of being there.
They are basically very visual. The
description of being in a little aluminum foil enclosure, nicknamed a shake and
bake, when the firestorm overran their party was particularly gripping.
to her busy schedule Ava hasn't read many books this year for pleasure. She does enjoy reading the college self study files.
For the first time in many years Diane's fave is not an Anne Rice,
although she hasn't finished recently published "Violin" by Rice she
is going to say she preferred "The First Wives Club" by Olivia
Goldsmith. She says it was even
better than the movie.
a result of the campaign we now have a web page, http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/frisinger.
In addition to items about Avaís political career and her company I have a
corner called the Spouseís Corner. Check
there for the pictures of our grand children.
We hope you are all equally blessed this joyous season.
Have a wonderful Holiday and may Christ be with you in the coming year.