PAUL L. HAMMER celebrated his 85th birthday in March with a dinner with former seminary colleagues or their spouses and the gift of a book of heart-warming letters, cards, or e-mails from former students. Paul and his wife, Esther, also gathered with their children and grandchildren from Alaska, Virginia, Vermont, and Rochester in June at their Canadian cottage. These events were clouded a bit by a fire in the home of their daughter and Paul’s need for retinal surgery. Paul still enjoys a bit of preaching (in German), teaching in their retirement community, writing letters to the editor, and singing in the church choir. In October, Paul and Esther celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary with a trip to Niagara on the Lake with plays of Bernard Shaw. Paul would love to reconnect with friends at


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