Messelt News - 1999
Here are some news highlights for the Messelts of Rancho Cucamonga:
- December, 1999
- The Messelts get down to business! Begin the formation of Messelt, Incorporated as a California corporation.
- Eric takes over responsibilities as "Chancellor" of "CBC University," the church's adult
Christian education program.
- Marian has sleepover at friend's.
- Barb and Eric attend party at Eric's work friend, Bruce Boock.
- Family Christmas tree shopping trip. Result is a Noble Fir.
- Marian and Eric put up Christmas lights.
- Barb and Eric help at church's Christmas Eve services.
- We celebrate Jesus' birth.
- "Millennium Eve:" lots o' whoopin' and hollerin'!!
- November, 1999
- Barb finds old train video, "Last Of The Giants" about the largest steam locomotives and Theo can't
stop watching it over, and over, and over again! Theo starts making train noises, playing with toy trains, etc!
- Weekend family trip to San Diego...
- Barb's sister visits for Thanksgiving!
- Family night out for Eric's birthday!
- Eric's car goes kaput while driving to work. Two days and $400 later, car is working.
- October, 1999
- Eric takes second business trip to Washington, D.C. and visits the following:
- Hector Mine earthquake while Irene at a friend's sleepover!
- Irene rides in church bike trip, the Tour Devore! Eric and Marian are in support van.
- All right, Eric finally admits to gray hair.
- September, 1999
- Girls start school: Marian in 8th grade, Irene in 5th.
- Family out bowling!
- Annual pancake breakfast at Ontario Christian H.S.
- Eric admits he's finally getting gray hair.
- Eric's work hosts "Diversity Day." Highlight: hearing the North
Torrance Steel Drum band playing Lenny Kravitz and Offspring numbers.
- August, 1999
- Irene falls in love with "Singing In The Rain"
- Four years in Rancho Cucamonga!
- Eric gets a promotion: Project Leader for acquisition integration.
- Irene to summer camp - free to Messelt children making Principle's Honor Roll!
- Eric blows tire on freeway at full speed - what a rush!
- Eric takes business trip to Washington, D.C. and -
- Visit the Lincoln Memorial
- walk along the length of the Mall Reflecting Pool
- walked up to the White House
- Toured the Congress
- Barb's father buys 21' camping trailer: a new presence in our driveway.
- July, 1999
- Took Marian and friends to "Tarzan"
- Marian to summer camp - free to Messelt children making Honor Roll!
- Irene attends "A Midsummer's Night Dream" at the Ahmanson
- June, 1999
- May, 1999
- Eric holds down the fort at work while everyone else in the department is at training.
- Barb and Eric take mini-vacation to Las Vegas for anniversary
- April, 1999
- Shelia, pet dog, gets sick.
- Small earthquake centered near Eric's work (magnitude 3.4).
- Participated in Arbitron survey!
- Eric learn how to play Bachi Ball at work outing.
- March, 1999
- Irene at Winter Camp.
- New instrument in the house: Roland keyboard to replace upright piano.
- Second round of "Conservatory"
music program for Marian (trumpet, voice) and Irene (flute, piano).
- February, 1999
- Theo's second birthday.
- Irene science project: uptake of food dye in flowers.
- January, 1999
- Shannon Moyen-VanSlimming - Barb's nephew
- dies of heart attack just days before his 19th birthday.
- Family tours the "Rains House" - the oldest house in Rancho Cucamonga. Near the site of the first winery
- Barb gets notification that she passed CBEST test.
- Marian (trumpet, piano) and Irene (flute, piano) start six-week "Conservatory"
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