Seeing the 70s, Seeing the World
Sarah Forth ’70 was in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for Earth Day 2008:
The tall oaks, maples and sycamores were still bare, but the grass had greened up–it’s been a wet spring–and clumps of bright yellow daffodils populated the hillsides. The ornamental plum by the drive was covered in pale pink flowers and the forsythia had turned yellow, providing surreal bursts of color against the gray forest backdrop.
Margaret ’71 spent what turned out to be a visually pleasing but ultimately “fractured” (pardon the pun) visit to Fire Island:
…[A]rrived on Fire Island. Went down to the glorious beach. Let the gentle waves roll over my feet. Neglected to realize that the sand beneath my bare feet would erode and cause me to lose my balance. Down I went, landing hard on my left wrist. Colles fracture…
M.J. ’76 spent some time seeing the best (art!) and worst (weather!) of London:
My last full day in London served up quintessential English weather. It was dark and pouring when I headed out for the day with the intention of going from museum to museum, spending as little time as possible outdoors or above ground. By the time I reached the Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House, the rain had tapered to mist, and it had stopped by the time I had finished looking at the Impressionist paintings and the Renoir at the Theatre exhibition.
Molly ’76 hit the water in Llano, Texas:
The first weekend in June means Kayak Trip! With good friends and some clear water, we have a great time! We start below the dam in Llano and head downriver […] My kayak is the blue one, La Chalupa. She’s getting a little banged up on the bottom, as she got dragged over lots of rocks this year.
And a ’78 alum was in Mali celebrating the opening of the Hope Center Clinic (to fight HIV):
It was a glorious occasion. There were speeches, there were certificates provided to the women and men who helped found the clinic, and Sophie and I received Chiwaras (antelope sculptures), a sign of the highest recognition in Mali.
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