Erik Wilmsen was born on March 25, 1965,
and shortly after that, Carl completed his PhD
studies and the family moved to Fort Collins.

By a strange coincidence, a colleague of Erik's
at the University of Idaho joined the faculty in Civil
Engineering at Colorado State, and in 1968 talked
Erik into accepting a position there also.
Thus, once again, the Thompsons and Wilmsens
were able to celebrate Thanksgiving together.
Karsten Thompson was born in Moscow, Idaho,
on October 5, 1966 so he also joined the
celebration this year.
Of course, John Alden oversaw the festivities.