RECENT FAMILY NEWS
FALL 2008 THE ALBERTS & BATCHLERS
|Great-grandmother Molly with Chase. (Can you believe Aunt Molly is a
great-grandmother? She barely looks old enough to be a grandmother)
And some other Albert family news . . .
- The unstoppable Aunt Molly is still playing tennis, and met Marc in Paris to attend the
- Marc & Stephen did some interesting travel this year, visiting old family friends in
Australia and New Zealand. They are also preparing for a trip to China next month.
- And Marc got to play this year in the Legg Mason Pro Am tournament. He was
partnered with one of the Bryan twins, and with Tommy Haas. The Albert/Bryan team
scored a win - way to go, Marc!
|Marc Celebrates Milestone
Birthday Aboard Presidential
Yacht USS Sequoia
Marc was joined by family and friends for a
dinner party aboard the Presidential Yacht
to celebrate his birthday.
It is an absolutely beautiful luxury yacht,
built in 1925. It has been the scene of
history making events.
I am told that a good time was had by all at
this memorable celebration.
The Sequoia was the scene of some of America's
most historic events: It was used during the Harding
administration to enforce Prohibition; Herbert Hoover
promoted his use of the Sequoia during the
Depression in a misguided effort to elevate the spirit
of a starving public; FDR and Eisenhower planned
D-day; Truman decided to drop the bomb on
Hiroshima and later conducted the world's first
nuclear arms control summit; Eisenhower entertained
Korean War veterans; Kennedy celebrated his last
(46th) birthday party; LBJ lobbied for civil rights
legislation, and planned Vietnam War strategy; Nixon
negotiated the first arms control treaty with the Soviet
Union, and later decided to resign; Gerald Ford
conducted cabinet meetings on board; President
Ronald W. Reagan met all of the nation's 50
Governors at the Sequoia's gangplank in Richmond,
|MEET JANIE !
The newest member of our family.
Janie, who comes from Vietnam, is the new
daughter of Bryan and Brooke.
Here she is with her new Grandi.
|Jackson, Brooke and Bryan