Here's a web version of the Dickerson-Zimmermann family bulletin sent out with our 2005 holiday cards, as written by Paulette Dickerson. See DickersonZimmermann2005FlipSide for the reverse.


http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family2005/Paulette2005.jpgPaulette is still chairing the Chevy Chase Library Advisory Committee and doing as much as she can for library service. The basement at home is a pit of despair but not as big a pit as it was last year. She still has a few Appalachian dulcimer students, too. It is possible that the crazy quilt she has been working on (and off and on) for many years is inching towards completion. She is having a hard time implementing "world peace", however, and could use your help. Her domain is http://www.librariesfriend.com
http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family2005/Merle2005.jpgMerle is a second-year chemistry grad student at University of Maryland. His research involves computer models of the interactions of mercury atoms. This year Merle served as a recruiter/spokesman for the University at a major chemistry and chemical-engineering conference in Florida. Merle also attended Quake Con 2005 in Texas and returned from the road trip with an impressive collection of t-shirts. He is a new member of the Chemistry Fraternity α χ σ.
http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family2005/Gray2005.jpgGray is a sophomore music major at the University of Maryland. She plays violin in the UMD Symphony Orchestra and viola in Tesori, the Chamber Music Connections Quartet. She attended the Musicorda Chamber Music program in the summer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Gray has been on the Dean's List for two semesters.
http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family2005/Robin2005.jpgRobin is a rising sophomore mechanical engineering major at the University of Maryland; he is in the honors program and in Inventis, an engineering honors group. He is assistant scoutmaster for Kensington Boy Scout Troop 439, where, among other activities this year, he participated in a 50-mile hike along Shenandoah National Park segments of the Appalachian Trail. Some of Robin's drawings, poetry and general observations appear in his blog http://www.livejournal.com/users/packbat/
http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family2005/Mark2005.jpgMark began 2005 with a marathon, a trail marathon, and a 50k ultra, finishing all in good health — but before he could attempt a spring 50 miler he tripped in the dark in the home living-room late one March evening, caught his left big toe in a backpack strap, and tore the wayward digit half off. Tendon reattachment was successful, however, and by November Mark was able to do another marathon just as slowly as he always does. Gruesome photos of his surgery are available on http://zhurnaly.com or http:zhurnal.net along with much too much other random havering about topics such as amateur baseball or the GPS coordinates of DC Boundary Stones.
http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family2005/Flopsy2005.jpgFlopsy the Bunny says only, "I love Raviolo brand crunchy treats — they really ring my chimes!"

(cf. DickersonZimmermann2002 (11 Feb 2003), DickersonZimmermann2003 (18 Dec 2003), DickersonZimmermann2004FlipSide (22 Dec 2004), DickersonZimmermann2004 (23 Dec 2004), DickersonZimmermann2005FlipSide (24 Dec 2005), ...)

TopicPersonalHistory - TopicProfiles - 2005-12-24

(correlates: MerleZimmermann, Dickerson Zimmermann 2004, WindToThyWings, ...)