|1997 has been a year of transition for the "big kids" in the Domenico family. After graduating from the University of Colorado about a year ago, Anna has had a year of travel and adventure. She lived in Whitefish Montana for the most part, working at The Big Mountain ski area in the Winter and at a golf course in the Summer. But she did take time for a trip to "the auld sod" with Franny and a cross-country Amtrak ride to Boston and New Hampshire. She is scheduled to leave for South Africa for a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in January.||
Anna and "Paddy" on the Aran Islands
Danny with Janel (left) and cousins, Susie, Angie, Kristi
|Danny entered the University of Virginia Law School this Fall and so far seems to be enjoying it. Before that, he also embarked on a cross country pilgrimage which included such highlights as the annual family get together (in Boulder this year) and stops at other shrines such as Graceland and Savannah He spent the Thanksgiving holidays with his friend Janel Ellison in Las Vegas where she is working on a senate campaign.|
|As a junior at Fairview High, Johnny keeps busy with football and lacrosse. He had a great summer on the staff at Geneva Glenn Camp where he had spent 5 previous summers as a camper. Snowboarding has replaced skiing as the favorite Winter pastime. Johnny now claims to be the tallest Domenico.||
Johnny (in red) with his charges at camp
didnt make it back to the Colorado-Michigan game this year, but we had several
visits to Boulder from the old U of M crowd: the Sherkenbachs, the Townsends, the
Keatings, and Al and Nancy Butler. Of course, Al came out for a barefoot waterskiing
contest. Frannys trip to Ireland with Anna was terrific, but the fiddle music they
brought back is getting a little old for the family members who prefer a fine
tarantella. Bens outstanding accomplishment for the year was getting his
drivers license renewed without having to wear his glasses.
Pictures of the fossils will be included in the printed newsletter when we find wide enough paper for printing. In the meantime for the online version, we have included this picture of Franny and Ben on a recent visit to Dillon.