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James Wyatt '77

May 2022

FAMILY UPDATE: Currently my mom (102 years old) is in hospice, we are all on standby alert, expecting the inevitable outcome, and trying to conduct normal day-to-day routines. My brother and I just returned from Myrtle Beach, where we played golf for seven straight days. Fun times. The closest I have to children are my goddaughter, Spencer Johnson’s daughter. She’s an associate in a mergers and acquisitions law firm in New York, and will soon be moving to Culver City, California. My godson, Michael Kane’s son, was a 12-year graduate of Gilman, class of 2012. He is working as a distribution manager for Amazon in Grand Forks Michigan. Proud of both of those kids!

CAREER UPDATE: I took an early retirement for the USAF in April 1993. Since that time, I have been working with low-income and subsidized housing, most recently with HUD. I have been at headquarters in DC since 2009. HUD has contractors that perform oversight duties that HUD employees can no longer perform because of manpower. My job is to audit their performance through analysis of their financial statements and performance reports. Yes, it's as boring as it sounds. I fell asleep twice typing this portion!

FAVORITE BINGE: I am binging on all of the “Star Trek” series I missed when I was stationed overseas. Additionally, I can’t wait for the second part of the fourth season of “Ozark.” And just for kicks I’m watching “Game of Thrones” for the fifth time.

CRAZIEST THING GOING ON: I am finalizing my trip to Copenhagen for a jazz festival (wife’s idea) and to the 150th playing of the British Open at St. Andrews (my idea). Hopefully things calm down both COVID-wise and war-wise. Below is a picture of me with one of my co-workers on the last day we were in the office.


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