n a time when the news filling our screens and our lives has been so difficult to process, we reached out to alumnae/i to learn of the wonder, joy, and compassion that they’ve experienced despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We loved hearing from everyone!
Joi Cardinal A’75 shares, “I’m in Eugene, Oregon. Awesome Partner and I walk as much as possible and spied this great blue heron on a recent walk.”
Alice May Succop Burger ’69 shares, “My daughter Alissa is a member of a meal train delivering homemade lasagna to the ER staff at Shadyside Hospital.”
Heidi Kanterman Freedman ’74 shares, “My son Andrew is a Saratoga County, New York Police officer. He’s on the front line working through these difficult times. I’m so proud of him!”
Dayna Scott Jenkins ’11 shares, “I had a baby, Harrison Jenkins, and he is the best part of this lockdown!! We are over the moon!”
Claire Bruyneel ’91 reports from Belgium, “Good thing is, I am home most of the time, with my husband Thomas, and our kids Laure (16) and Antoine (14). They get work from school, but I am not the best teacher for Latin and math!! Laure goes jogging with me (I had not run since the summer) and it’s great to have these moments together. We started our vegetable garden, we cook together, and we have Zoom meetings with the grandparents and my sister living in France. We watch old movies all together. We also go to the post office and send cards to elderly people who live alone. Laure started painting again (see photo). These are tough times, but good times. My family is feeling well; my sister who is a pneumologist in a public hospital in Brussels works seven days a week and it is hard for her. We will get through the crisis!!!! Take care everyone!”
On a sunny Saturday morning in April, volunteers, including Head of School Dr. Scott D. Fech and his son Beckett, delivered lawn signs to WT seniors.