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May 27th, 2017

Reiss’s Pieces

Many of you have written to me or called me to ask about what is going on with our family, so I decided to take my Christmas letter and let you all see it. I think that it will answer most of your questions. If not, just let me know and I will fill you in!

This is just a note to let you know what happened with the Reiss Family in 2014. Well, McKinley graduated from Tabor Academy, and as Head Boy for his senior year, gave the commencement speech at graduation and he was amazing! And right now, as we speak, he is on his way to the Caribbean on a huge schooner (the Mystic) with full sails. He decided to take a year off and find a berth on this type of ship and he did. And he loves it! Next year he hopes to go to Mass Maritime and continue with his love of the sea and all that entails.

Sebastian is a junior this year at the Green Mountain Valley School and is continuing to ski race. However, it appears his love is actually mountain bike racing and he can’t wait until spring and the season begins. This past summer he won all but one race! Who would have thought?

Nick and Camden are both into ski racing and doing exceptionally well for their ages. Nick also plays soccer, baseball, hockey and they are both toying with lacrosse! Fortunately, they both do well in school, too!

Katie Mei is a champion swimmer and loves to compete. She is also playing basketball and loves it. When they move, she is hoping to find a school with all the same sports available, so we are all hoping. She is also an excellent student and enjoys school. She turns 12 in February and is a terrific, happy and pretty young person!

Colby also graduated from school this year and he decided to also take a year off. He is working and learning carpentry and what makes it even better, he loves it. Charlie continues to wrestle, where he is superior in his weight class. He and Sarah also scuba dive whenever possible. He also has a job, so he doesn’t have much free time for his girlfriend! And Ellie? Well, she is now 13 and a beautiful and lovely young lady. I don’t know where the time goes!

That is it for the Reiss family. Malc continues to ski every day and I don’t! Although my spinal stenosis and arthritis keep me from any sports, I do manage to get out and move around on a daily basis. I must tell you that without my friend, Cloe Knight, who picks me up every day so we can go downtown and have tea, I probably wouldn’t be doing as well as I am. She has shown me that moving around works a lot better for me than sitting and watching TV while I read! Thank heaven for good friends. Love and good health to you all in 2015.

—The Reiss Family

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