nn                                                                                                                                                           Слава Україні! Героям Слава!

                 Which is Ukrainian for "Glory to Ukraine! To the heroes, glory!"

Dear AWEsome reader, executive summary follows: despite it all’n’all it’s still clear dat God does indeed have a plan TBTG Himself, and His timing is divine; to wit all the Ryans are healthier, happier, and heartier than the year before as you’ll quickly realize via annual-wee-epistle.com as there are more pictures, history, and hysterics there than here, but have no fear, there’s as much of this year here as there. So, on, on! Chronologically, sequentially, and so forth RY22 unfolded thusly. From San Juan, PR via SeaDream II to Barcelona (a voyage that included champagne COVID cloistering in name-embroidered jammies), then overland to dreamily dramatic Andalucia afore returning reluctantly to retirement’s regimen, which saw the German-US Loisach Group in DC, a NATO Task Force in full force, and Farm-friendly frolics installing a Rain Garden, French drains, and a longish 100’+ paved driveway. Favored friends abounded about too numerous to mention, but one Lazer-inspired encounter with childhood hero, astronaut Lt Gen Tom Stafford, must go against convention and be mentioned as should Snoopy’s personal tour of Udvar-Hazy A&S museum – God’s great gifts to be sure!

More photos below!