Keeping well and active in the TROA. Had a convention to attend in his area which prevented his attending the last bandleaders convention.
Elmer keeps busy watching the grass grow and then keeping himself and the yard in good shape, cutting and weeding. Both are doing fine and in good health.
Have had a hot and humid summer in New Hampshire this year. The yard, garden, etc., keeps Gene busy; his fly fishing was not good this summer so the garden looks great.
Vernon Marston passed away 22 Jul 84. Vernon had been fighting kidney failure for 3 yrs; had kidney stones, gall stones and a stomach ulcer. He could not have surgery because of his heart.
He went into a coma and passed away in his sleep.
Vernon was one of the most outstanding pioneers in the USAF music field. He will be missed by all of us.
Cards can be mailed to:Mrs Vernon Marston
5400 Laurel Lake Dr
Waco, TX 76710
Louis C. Kriebel
The active duty bandleaders conference is in the "forming" state - we have been invited to attend; tentative dates are sometime between 1 - 7 February 1985. As soon as I get complete details, will get them off to you.
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