Our biggest piece of family news is that Eliot's father, Curtis Smith, died this last February.
Phil Hassett, our son-in-law, took this picture of Curt absorbed in explaining something to his grandchildren at a family reunion a few years ago. You can see the intelligence, passion, and humor in his face.
We can't sum him up for you in a few words, but Curt's absence continues to surprise us. To consternate us. We miss him. People are irreplaceable. But you know that already, of course.