In the Summer of 1964, Erik completed his
PhD and accepted a position at the University
of Idaho. Over the past two years (and two Thanksgivings)
the friendship had steadily grown,
so it was a very sad farewell.

As the following Thanksgiving approached, Erik and Sidney
decided to send something to Carl and Ann appropriate for Thanksgiving.
Erik laid down on a long sheet of paper and Sidney traced his outline.
He then did some touch-up work, rolled it up, and sent it to Austin.
Dear old John Alden has celebrated many Thanksgivings with us since.