One of the advantages of working in the academic field is that it provides extra holidays. The winter break, including the Christmas holidays, is my favorite, as we generally had about two weeks without classes. It gave me a needed time to refresh my teaching and research spirits. It gave me time to reconsider or to do more evaluation of my work and projects. It also gave us time to renew our friendship with old friends and to compare our experiences about our projects. Somehow the break became an important part of our lives.
Janice’s college friend, Liz, came for a visit in 1971 during the winter break. Adriane, who was Janice’s roommate during her first two-years of graduate school, also came with her husband, Larry, to renew our friendship. It was a very typical winter break. We never had enough time to do all that we liked to do! It is very nice to see the pictures below, as they give us many good memories: