Dear Friends and Family,
2023 was another busy year for our family.
Andrea and Bobby now live full time in their house near Hudson, NY. Bobby teaches percussion at Ramapo College of New Jersey and plays gigs locally and conducts in person and online workshops and classes. Andrea’s film, THE END IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE, had performances in Slovakia and Rhinebeck, New York . They welcomed their second granddaughter, Flora Previte, in November. Follow both of them on www.andreakleine.com and www.bobbyprevite.com
Hilary, Sword, and Ben are adapting to life in upstate New York. Hilary, still Vice President at Donate Life America, works remotely full-time. Sword (9th grade) and Ben (7th grade) now attend now attend Woodstock Day School in Saugerties, NY, where Sword (now 15) serves on the Student council. They are looking forward to getting their driver’s license next fall. Ben (now 13) is now into space exploration, NASA, and rocket launches.
Jared and Seema still live in NYC. Jared continues his work as an attorney and Seema now teaches at Pratt Institute College of Art and Design . They homeschool Sunny (now 10). Vishnu, 13, a seventh grader, is till into producing creating and producing online videos.
Rich is still the lead IT guy for Jedwards International, Inc. , working a hybrid schedule. He continues to support the work of independent singer/songwriters online and in person. Our calendar stays full on in-person concert dates all MA, CT, NH, and ME. He and Susan will travel to Amsterdam for a music cruise featuring Thea Gilmore, one of his favorite UK singers. They will also visit Heppenheim, Germany, Rich’s birthplace, and home until he immigrated to the USA at age 4.
Susan’s continues to work on her latest consulting project, an Interpretive Master Plan for the Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historic site , for the Texas Historical Commission. She traveled to the ALHFAM Conference (OH) and Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW) in NH. In recent weeks, Susan went to VT for an ALHFAM New England Retreat and to Austin TX for her consulting project. Her virtual songwriters’ group is still going strong, and she is now learning tenor guitar. Susan visited with Fanny Hanson, Rich’s 97 year old mother, in MI during her ALHFAM Conference trip.
We wish all a Happy New Year and better times for 2024.