Class Notes

Grand Life

June 8, 2012

Joanne and I have been living the grand life in San Miguel de Allende for eight years. SMA is four hours by car north of Mexico City in the high desert country (6000 ft so there is low humidity, warm days and cool nights, year round). My investment bank Howard, Lawson & Co. was sold in 2000 (just in time) and in 2005 we sold IPOVitalSigns.com, the main source of information for companies going public and their professional advisors. Here in SMA we manage the Heart of Frida collection (letters and drawings) and its website www.frdia2007,com. We recently transferred ownership of www.AccessSanMiguel.com, the premier information source for visitors and residents of SMA, to focus more on travel and a new website MX-US-Compared, aimed at the many retirees seeking a perfect location for their active lives. For those who wish a taste of the intriguing life here, we are very interested in trading houses for a few weeks anywhere in the world (www.San-Miguel-Lux.com). Travelers are always welcome at our home in the center of San Miguel. (Austin and Bunny Briggs also live here.)

Graeme Howard Class of 1950