December 25, 2019

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2019

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2019

Another year has passed and 2019 marked Jim and Joyce Van Schaack’s 70th Wedding Anniversary. The family gathered together to celebrate and Jim and Joyce were recognized at a meeting of the Laguna Niguel City Council on November 19. On August 17 Jim turned 91 and he and son Jim (Lee) came out of retirement to finish another architectural project

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December 25, 2018

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2018

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2018

Jim and Joyce continue their 69 years together going to church and enjoying Joyce’s families’ visits. Joyce worked tirelessly on the California elections and with the DAR. They also continue to make new discoveries with family genealogy. Jim has retired and has been transferring old family movies, photographs and slides, and creating videos which will soon be on the families

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December 25, 2017

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2017

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2017

2017 is almost over and 2018 will be here too soon. Jim and Joyce Van Schaack’s 68th wedding, and son Chris 57th birthday, so the family enjoyed thanksgiving celebrations together with twenty family and friends. The Van Schaack’s were thinking about Joyce’s sisters Janice and Lorene with November birthdays, surely they celebrated with sister’s LuWanna and LaVern, along with niece

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December 25, 2016

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2016

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2016

Jim and Joyce celebrated their 67th anniversary this year with son Chris, Mary and all the rest of the family at Thanksgiving. They so enjoy children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jim has completed the V.S. Family’s history to the 1300s in the Netherlands, and Joyce continues the Anderson family almost as far back. They enjoy researching ancestry, and have visited

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December 25, 2015

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2015

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2015

2015 has flown by. We’ve made some changes in our household as our daughter, Dana, moved to California to be her favorite Dad and Mom. Our office has been turned into her busseling business in the Martial Arts field. Jim has moved his studio to the den and Joyce’s office is now in the master bedroom. With a few adjustments

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December 25, 2014

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2014

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2014

This year Jim and Joyce had their 65th Anniversary and celebrated the day by baking cookies with daughter Dana and grandchildren Eva and Sam De La Torre. They had the entire family for dinner on Thanksgiving and then a 65th Wedding Anniversary celebration the following Saturday. Jim continues working with son Lee, designing remodels in South Orange County. He plays

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December 25, 2013

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2013

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2013

Jim and Joyce went visiting this last summer. In June, they enjoyed family time, site seeing and some great times with brother-in-law Roy Powell in Vancouver, WA and niece Waneen and hubby Jon, near Seattle. They continued their travels to visit niece Vicki and Bob, who are spending much of their time enjoying grandchildren Conrad and ?, and nephew Steve

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December 25, 2012

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2012

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2012

The Van Schaack Family is thankful for a wonderful 2012. This year we had a few health issues, but we came out on top! Hello Hollywood!!! One of the top events of the year came when Grumman’s Chinese Theatre invited Jim to exhibit his Historic Hollywood series of drawings in the theatre’s gallery in Hollywood, CA. Drop by and visit

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December 25, 2011

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2011

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2011

A well attended event in October was enjoyed by many relatives as they rallied in Southern California. The Anderson clan had a wonderful time renewing memories for the elders and fun times for youngsters (under 50). Joyce enjoyed sisters Lorene (Ind.) and LaVern (Burbank). Also visiting with Joyce and Jim in 2011 were family members daughter Dana, son Chris and

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