Yeah, I know Christmas letters are dorky…

…and those sent via e-mail are doubly so.

Still, some of us enjoy catching up with old friends and family even if it’s only through the annual Christmas newsletter.

So if you’d like to share your holiday newsletter or greeting with your friends from the Class of 1976, feel free to add them as comments, below.

Note, due to spammers, I’ll have to approve each one before it will appear, but I’ll try to do this promptly.

merry Christmas, and I hope 2007 is a great year for you and your loved ones…

Scott Butner

3 Responses to “Yeah, I know Christmas letters are dorky…”

  1. The Butner-Stephens family newsletter is available here:


  2. Well, it’s that time of year again. We are happy to report that the Sherlocks are still alive and kickin’ out in Montana. We hope this letter finds you all well and blessed.

    Christy has decided to leave the schools after 9 years as a special ed para. It was a hard decision for her, but it was the right one. She took a position with Walmart, and has since had a raise and commendations. By the way, you should know that with all the bad press Walmart gets, just about zero is true. It is a good place to work, they pay well, and have excellent benefits.

    Our son Nathan has finished his scholing at UTI, and was hired right out of school by Bozeman Ford. He started out in the quick lube section and within a couple of months was moved into the main shop. Last month he went on flat rate, which places him in the realm of “professional.”

    Rich is in his fifth year as owner of A Plus Insurance, and business is good. Rich and his partner just closed a deal on the purchase of an office building in Bozeman. Real estate is booming locally, so we felt very fortunate to be able to buy this. It’s in a great location, and the price was right.

    Rich has also put the finishing touches on his 1967 Camaro, which he bought in May of 2005. It was a rusty original and needed a substantial amount of rust repair. Rich did all the work except for the paint, building the car primarily from purchases made on ebay. Rich also sold many of the old original parts on ebay, which netted a surprising total of $2500!

    We have started remodeling our master bathroom, which will involve moving a wall, re-plumbing and re-wiring, granite vanity, tile floors, and adding a separate shower. The house is only 5 years old, but there were things that really needed improving.

    Hope that you and yours have a wonderful year in 2007, and if you’re ever cruising I-90 through Montana, be sure and look us up. We would be happy to provide you with a place to stay. May God bless you richly.

  3. Dawn Ocwieja says:

    It’s good to hear everyone is doing so well, and I hope you all had a great Holiday and wish you all the best in 2007. We had a busy holiday at my house, everyone came and ate drank and opened lots of presents. Everyone was happy. Gramma was tired I had surgery on my achilles tendon a month ago and it’s pretty sore, but it was worth every seconds to have the whole family together. Thanks for including me Scott, I didn’t graduate with my class but it’s good to hear from you. Take care. Have a great Year!

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