2014: Nothing Very Interesting From the Madison/Marquesen Family.

Let us explain. No, as Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride) said, there is too much. Let us sum up.

Mike - continuing at Pitt's law school. Published a book. Traveled a lot. Was awarded the Yale Medal.

Susan - still volunteering as a Penn State Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver. Helped lead the development of an "Iron Garden Walk," an educational public garden at the Carrie Furnace in Rankin, Pennsylvania, part of the Rivers of Steel National Historic Site. Returned to professional life in partnership with friends at The Permanente Medical Group in Oakland, California.

Kate - still living at home, still working at the Penguin Bookshop, volunteering at Sunnyhill (the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills), at the Heinz History Center, and at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Considering her next move.

Dave - graduated summa cum laude from Pitt. Likely going back for a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Also living at home.

Everyone is pretty healthy and happy, and we're grateful for that. We got around again in 2014: New York; Philadelphia; New Haven; Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco and surrounding areas; Cleveland; Denver; Munich; and Copenhagen.

Here are photos!

Mike and Susan walking the High Line in New York City, January 2014.

Mike and Susan at the top of the Round Tower, Copenhagen, March 2014.

Mike and Susan at the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark, March 2014.

Mike and Susan in Munich, July 2014.

Susan in Munich, stylin', July 2014.

The whole family in Menlo Park, California, July 2014. Mike's mother, Mary Massey Madison, passed away late in the Spring after a very long illness. The family gathered in California in July for memorial observances and celebrations.

Susan and Mike at the Golden Gate Bridge, July 2014.

Mike and brother Matt Madison atop the Rocky Mountain National Park, September 2014.

Mike and Susan at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2014.

The family at Mory's, New Haven, Connecticut, November 2014.

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