1283 Northampton St., State College, PA 16803 Jeff[dot]Stalzer[at]IEEE[dot]org
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:
It's Xmas again! Where has the year gone? Again I am e-mailing my Xmas letter to anyone I have an e-mail address for since I can get in more pix and they look better. I’m still sending cards and color letters to the pre-computer folks on my card list. I’m also posting my letter on my web site. The site has grown with more pix from 2018 activities. My site is: http://jeffstalzer.com/ . This letter will also be there.
The road trip adventures containued in my new Volvo. In April I drove out once again to NJ to my Niece’s house for my grand Nephew Hunter’s 2nd birthday party and new grand-nephew Fletcher's Christening. I also got to see most of my siblings and most of my nieces and nephews and all of my grand-nieces, nephews.
|Birthday Boy Hunter|
|Priest, Daddy, Fletcher, Amy, Godfather Eric, and Godmother||
Lin Eric Me and Lori
The Siblings less Russell (left). The Christening party was on the second floor of a restaurant so there were "a few" steps to climb. With lots of help I managed to climb this staircase.
|I got to see Lou and Anita Miller on this trip. Lou and I started at HRB at the same time right out of college. I had not see him in 40 years.|
|In June I took a trip to Maryland to see relatives. Dot, cousin, me, Jill, and Henry (left) I also got to see Dave Parmerly and some Museums. MD has no full-serve gas stations so I got to pump gas for the first time in 10 yrs.|
Museum of Industry, Baltimore
|This year the HAM club renovated their club house. The Grand re-opening was in June.|
|Of course there was the usual Forth Fest fireworks and Arts Fest. I only got to half of Arts Fest this year. I did add to my mug collection and got the annual picture with the sand sculpture|
|August was 2nd grand-nephew Fletcher's 1st birthday party and another trip to NJ|
I bid on an old Heathkit High Voltage Adjustable power supply on e-Bay a few times and lost everytime. So I built a clone power supply based on a used Tektronix transformer. It uses tubes and the US does not manufacture tubes anymore so it has Chineese tubes. It outputs 0-500 volts at 100 ma, 0-negative 100 volts, and 12.6 volts.
Work on the family tree continues. The tree has over 1000 people in it. This year I found great great great great great great great (7-great) grandparents on one side. Some relatives go back to 1600’s in Germany.
For my Penn State Alum friends check out this site in support of Joe Paterno: http://www.framingpaterno.com/
Give me a call and let me know what you're up to.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,