After the last year and a half of staying in, Fran Gorham Stewart writes that it has been good to do some normal activities like shopping and in-person church services. She has felt safe visiting a few friends and neighbors, even attending a Fourth of July cookout and a birthday party for a special 8-year-old. All of this may change because of COVID-19’s resurgence. Stewart is practicing patience and flexibility, attributes she says she pretty much lacked in her younger days and is thankful to have developed. She is also thankful to have good health and reasonably good sense. Best of everything to all in Meredith’s Class of 1963!