Ben, I haven't heard from you or seen you in ages--how are you? I guess that middle age softens one's attitude toward things that happened so long ago (can it possibly be so long ago now?). Thanks again for your belated, albeit unnecessary, apology, as I don't even remember anything about Bethene and myself, as it is--I certainly forgive you. I hope that you are well, and I suspect that by this time we should exchange condolences with each other, as my dad passed away in May 1981, Johnny in Jan. 1989, and Mama on June 1, 2005 (I'm guessing that both your parents have passed away by now, as they were much older than mine, and, if so, my sincerest condolences to you; if not, I hope that they live quite a few more years.).
To update you a little bit, Joy Williams, who lived at 2957 Amellia Drive until 1965, and I, have been living together chastely, as Mary and Joseph did, since 2010. We have both converted to the Catholic faith (me in 1976--her in 2011), and hope that one day she will be able to complete the paperwork that she needs to complete in order for us to get married in the Church.
May God continue to bless you and yours, and I hope to see you at the next reunion.
Ma'zel Tov and L'Chaim, my dear friend,
P.S. Please pardon the misspellings of the Hebrew expressions, if I messed up.