Thomas, just wanted to say hi.
RE: I was discharged in 1966 and began practicing Aikido in 1967, at New England Aikikai with Kanai Sensei. I was discharged from the Marine Corps in 1966 and trained with Kanai Sensei in 1967 until Eastern Mountain Sports shipped me off to New York to open a store.
It was a wonderful introduction to Aikido. Training in Reno, NV now.
Hang in there, I'm sure the classes will pick up. This is a hard time of year to get people together.