Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2001

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 2001 332 No Comments

Merry Christmas Snowflakes

This has been a year for active travel for the Van Schaack clan, in the good ole U.S.A. Jim has fantastic photo albums. Here’s the family’s year in a chestnut shell — Lee, Dana and Chris — plus parents Jim and Joyce. Lee (aka Jim, HI) and Linda took son Nathan to Hawaii, even though… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 2000

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 2000 324 No Comments

Merry Christmas 2000

It’s December 6, 2000. Jim and Joyce just celebrated their 51st anniversary. A breakfast at the Ritz Carlton Hotel (gift from Pedersen friends from LaJolla), then to dinner with the Walters (gift from friends, De La Torres). What an interesting year for the Van Schaack family. Traveling to northern California to see the Bensons in… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 1999

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 1999 339 No Comments

Silver Christmas Bells

Are those sleigh bells ringing? Not in California, those are wind chimes. Although in November anniversary bells were heard as family, neighbors and longtime friends gathered to wish Jim and Joyce a happy 50th anniversary. What a wonderful event Linda, Lee (Jim III), Chris, Mary, and Dana put together to celebrate with their parents. Also… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 1998

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 1998 327 No Comments

Mediterranean Christmas Scene

Jim and Joyce wanted to travel to the Mediterranean to see Portugal, Spain and Greece in 1998 -to visit the villas and historical sites. Instead, they sold their Tarzana home of thirty years. They moved to San Clemente in April where they enjoyed similar weather to the Mediterranean’s. There they shopped for a lot to… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 1997

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 1997 318 No Comments

Merry Christmas Happy 1998

Lee, Linda, Dena and Nathan joined Mom and Dad Van Schaack to visit former President Reagan in his Century City office in late November to thank him for his great deeds as Calif. Governor and President of the U.S.A. On the way up to his office, they met old friends from 1975, Mike, Colleen and… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 1996

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 1996 286 No Comments

Santa Sleigh and Reindeer

It’s almost 1997! The Van Schaack’s are still in tact, no additions or subtractions this year, thank you. Dana and family have gone through some rough times with husband Tom’s cerebral vascular accident October, 1995, and daughter Natalie’s burst appendix immediately following. Tom is making good progress, he is back driving, swimming and a regular… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 1995

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 1995 311 No Comments

Christmas Santa Sleigh

lt’s almost 1996! The VAN SCHAACK’s are really glad ’cause, the Good Lord willing, it’ll be a brighter year. Chris and Mary, are land taping and working hard on their property. Chris started his Calif. native plants nursery last year and it’s growing and growing. Mercury, their precious puppy, is now full-grown and a sweet-heart… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 1994

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 1994 319 No Comments

Merry Christmas Trees

As we look over a Winter Wonderland in Galena Forest. Nevada, we can’t think of past problems. but only visualize nature’s beauty and the hope it give us for the furure, its the day after Thanksgiving and the 45th Anniversary of Jim and Joyce. Looking back to Christmas 1993, we celebrated the holiday in Los… Read more »

Van Schaack Christmas Letter 1993

Joyce Van Schaack December 25, 1994 321 No Comments

Poinsettia Flower Christmas

Chris and Mary were married at their Chatsworth home in April of this year. tt was a lovely outdoor wedding. Mary made her own gorgeous gown, and the two of them used their naturally beautiful setting as the backdrop for their nuptials. The majestic oak trees, fabulous food, music, and dancing, were enjoyed by even… Read more »