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Michael Blum '71


Annette and I are still hanging in there, dividing our time between Bel Air, Baltimore, Owings Mills and Dauphin, Pennsylvania. Facing our biggest challenge, we bought a BEV Zero-turn riding mower to get our Bel Air lawns and gardens under control! Our greatest joy has been seeing our beloved grandchildren, Adam and Ida, now 6 and 2.5, back in Maryland for a visit in early April 2023. Their parents (daughter Julia, BMS '98 and son-in-law Andy, Gilman ’96) live in Petaluma, California. Son Robby joined us from New Haven for a family reunion with my aged parents in Owings Mills. They are in their 90s, and still in the same house not far from where Bert Berney used to live! As the pandemic eased, I settled into directing one play per season at Spotlighters Theatre in Mount Vernon: “Much Ado About Nothing” (2021-22); “Twelfth Night” (2022-23); and “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” (2023-24). Come out to see the performances! I also manage our family farm up in PA, and will spend time at OPACY this year with the Mighty Duff, who is undiminished in both mental and physical vigor. Go Os!


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