[With sadness, we note that Linda passed away shortly after submitting this note; we share it so that those who knew her would remember her joie de vivre.]

Melinda ‘Linda’ Brown Beard reported, “Just had my second great grandchild. Who would ever have guessed we would be here? Still have my same dear husband, same home, same four children and four in-laws and nine grandchildren. All’s well with the world. Still involved in volunteer work and year-end office reports. Also play duplicate bridge to keep the brain cells oiled. Life continues to be kind to me.”