A Good Run

John Frymoyer generously relates his multifaceted professional activities and hobbies plus a smorgasbord of health challenges along the way. He writes: “Indeed, sixty years do disappear rapidly. Despite my absence of communication, I try to read the class notes, avoiding obituaries which appear with greater regularity than one would like; It goes with the territory. Since the 50th my life has been busy, between writing more books on the spine, rebuilding old cars (like a l946 Ford “Woody” and a l941 Caddy), and attempting to keep up with four daughters, four sons in law, and 11 Grandchildren. Only yesterday the grandkids were toddlers and now three are college graduates, another five are in college (2 Stanford, 2 U. Michigan, l George Washington), leaving only three at home. After celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2009, my wife Nan passed away in 2010 from an ancient, and rarely seen disorder, rheumatic heart disease, complicated by high doses of anticoagulants and a cerebral bleed. Since 25 of those 50 years were on “borrowed time” I feel fortunate to have been with her so long. Then I had the experience of remarrying l6 months later. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but that marriage finally came to a blissful ending this spring leaving me footloose and fancy free. My time is split between Florida, and Lake Michigan. As they say, “All and all” it has been a good run. After five separate cancers all but one related to smoking (lung , kidney, lip, other lung with prostate thrown in for good measure) I would hope the “Bank” is a long lost memorial to human frailty. As long as I can cognate, there’ll hopefully be a few more years in the pipeline.”

John Frymoyer          tofrys@aol.com

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