Sometimes I can not believe that my former students, who I remember as grade school kids, are grown up young adults. Pictured below are a brother & sister on a trip to China this past July. Their Mom emailed me the photo. The boy (young man) is now a college freshman & the girl (young woman) is a college grad doing an internship at a health clinic in South America. It is even harder to imagine that if I had had children a few years after marrying they would be about the age of these two former students. Instead I just have a cat who is the girl’s age. That allows me my ‘premature retired’ status — cat’s do not require college tuition payments.