This is the fateful year that my high school classmates and I hit the half century mark. This weekend the first of the mighty fell. Ed Heutink was a childhood and teenage buddy of mine. Saturday night he was surrounded by friends and family who ushered him into old age. Esther and I went up to Ferndale to join them. I regret that Ed and I have not stayed in closer contact over the years, but it was great to catch up on eachother's lives and recount old memories. I was especially blessed to hear of Ed's strong faith in the Lord and the miraculous work of God in his and Tanya's life. Our weekend was full as we also attended Marti's dad's memorial service before scooting up to Whatcom county; and then visiting Bjorn and Jenny in Fort Langley on Sunday. Bjorn's new housing situation is very nice - a newly remodeled basement apartment in Fort Langley that he shares with two other guys. Bjorn and Jenny's apartments are within walking distance of eachother.