OAKLAND, Calif. - William and Kathryn Piper, of Lower Waterford, VT, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline, to Thaddeus Houston.

"Thad" is the oldest son of Jane Ogden, formerly of Landgrove, now Carbondale, Colo., and Jim Houston of Granby, Colo. His grandparents, "Monk" and Sally Ogden are residents of Peru, Vt. He is a graduate of Floodbrook Elementary School in Londonderry, Vt. and graduated with honors from Burr and Burton Academy in 2006.

Thaddeus and Caroline met while working at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Lonesome Lake Hut, in Franconia Notch. At the time, they were on their summer breaks from Pomona and Bates Colleges, respectively. Since graduating from college, they have been living in Oakland, Calif.

Caroline Piper and Thaddeus Houston are engaged to be married.
Caroline Piper and Thaddeus Houston are engaged to be married. (Supplied Photo)
, where Caroline is an elementary teaching assistant and a student in an Education Master's degree and credentialing program called the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute, and Thaddeus is in his first year of law school at Berkeley Law. Both Thaddeus and Caroline miss Vermont and hope to return someday, but are very much enjoying the mountains, forests, beaches, and culture of northern California.

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