Summer 2022 Class Notes [addendum]
Susanna Stevens Hamme, Falls Church, Virginia
After her mother died in 1999, Susanna and her husband, Joel Hamme, converted their walk-out basement guest room into an apartment where her father lived for 13.5 years bridging the high school and college years of his three grandchildren. When he died in 2015, the apartment was vacant for only a year before their youngest and her husband-to-be needed a place to live while in graduate school. After a modest apartment facelift, in 2016, they took up residence for 4 years until they found their dream (starter) house on Capitol Hill. Then, since that time and especially during the pandemic, the two boys and their SO’s have at various times lived in the “Grandfather Suite” for weeks and months at a time. This fall, their daughter and now husband are moving in again for 4 months while their townhouse is expanded and renovated. Anticipating its ongoing popularity, Susanna has completed a renovation of the apartment with the hope that family and friends will continue to visit often.
Other Hamme family news includes their completion of the twice postponed 70th birthday trip planned by son, Evan, for Susanna to The Netherlands to see the Tulips at the prime time of April. The entire family including SO’s—8 adults--traveled to Amsterdam, and also Vienna—an ad-on from the family Bucket List. Highlights included (in Vienna) an Opera at the Vienna State Opera House, The Belvedere Palace Museum, Easter Mass at St. Stephens Cathedral, (in Amsterdam) Keukenhof Gardens, The Van Gogh Museum, a canal boat cocktail tour, a picnic in Vondel Park, The Anne Frank Museum, and a lot of wandering on charming cobblestone streets in both cities.
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