To Mrs. Novak and the children and their families--and most personally to Jeff, Tom, and Mary Pat:
I have thought of you often through the years and wondered about where yoy all ended up. Our childhoods were so closely linked and many of my memories include you three especially. Some of them make me laugh--or cringe--even now. How interesting that both Jeff and Tommy married women with the same name, and that Tom is in CE. (I have lived in Yarmouth and Falmouth and spent many nice days on Crescent Beach.)
However, today It is with sympathy that I write to you all upon hearing (from Steve) of the loss of your dad (and husband). Just several days ago, in fact, you all came to mind and I remembered Grandma Rogers and your mom's sister who sometimes visited your house on Warren. (724?) All these years later and yet, transported back more than forty years in the blink of an eye.
I am so sorry for your loss and especially send my sympathy to Mrs. Novak. With sincere condolences and affection,