Dick and Ann Tobin Hart have returned to Springfield after a month on the road, visiting family and friends. They spent Christmas with their daughter in Austin, TX, New Year's in Santa Fe, NM, and in Santa Monica, CA, visited their son and an old friend from Butler-SHS days, Arnold "Sonny" Myerstein.
Sonny's wife, Jeri, is a school friend of Louise Taper, whom the Harts know as a Lincoln collector. Louise put on a dinner at her Beverly Hills home, which produced the picture above: (l to r) Dick Hart, Jeri Myerstein, Sonny Myerstein, and Ann Hart on January 17, 2011. (Please note the severe winter conditions.)
Louise showed pieces of her collection, items about Abraham and Mary Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. Ann and Sonny talked of the good old days at home. He is still close to his Springfield neighbors, Charlie Adams and Fred Hoffmann '59. Sonny and Jeri both plan a return to Springfield before long.
On the return trip, the Harts made their first visit to Las Vegas, NV, and then drove the Plains back to Prairie land. Their faithful pooch, Sammie, made the journey with them. As Dick reports, "…the trip was a long drive for old folks, but it was on our bucket list."
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