The Pierce’s Holiday 2012 Letter
2012 - WE HAVE A GRANDSON! Andrea and Martin welcome Miles, Amanda comes back to California, Barbara continues on Council and likes being a Grandmother, Jerry keeps rowing and consulting and Claire really likes being a great-grandmother.
On April 18, 2012 Andrea and Martin welcomed Miles into the world. He is an active and healthy little boy with a great personality and even lets his parents sleep - some of the time! Andrea continues to teach in Nampa but moved from 3rd grade to 5th grade science. Her “free” time is spent on hobbies - and sleeping.
Amanda moved back to Long Beach and continues her working with 2 veterinary clinics as a registered vet tech. She has been riding her bike to the beach and is enjoying being back in 70° weather!
Barbara is in her fourth and last term on City Council. She’s involved in lots of activities: League of California Cities, BAWSCA (Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency), and the Redwood City Education Foundation. She still loves to row in the bay and enjoys the fruits of California - mainly Zinfandel wines.
Jerry remains an independent, self-employed - or maybe semi-retired consultant, working with Digital Cinema and Studio Mastering - now including Theater Owners. He loves photography, to row, hike, camp, and skis when not busy with other “leisure” activities. For the third year he was one of 15 chaperones taking 85 7th graders on a 10 mile hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The rowing continues to be a passion - he has been qualified to bow a quad. He is out on the water 3 or 4 days a week and is really enjoying both the exercise and ability to explore local waterways.
Barbara’s mother, Claire continues living with us. At 92, she is involved in family activities including trips to museums and events. The big trips this year were going to visit Andrea both before and after Miles was born. Her younger son, Keith visits frequently during the year to visit Claire and go wine tasting with Barbara.
Amanda at the Vet Clinic with “her” Pug.
Jerry and Barbara in a sweep boat
Facetime with Miles
Proud Grandparents on day 0
Claire’s Family - Jean Apffel, Barbara, Keith Apffel, Andrea/ Miles, Jerry, Claire, Amanda (Brie and Maggie)
No, I’m not testing Fat Tire
Jerry and Miles
Jerry and Miles
Jerry and his sisters Linda and Janet
American Avocet in Bair Island