This weekend we walked in memory of my mother Anne to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. My mom was a brilliant, driven and lovely woman. Educated at Middlebury College and Harvard University, she was a Latin Teacher, served as President of the League of Women Voters and on the school board. She loved to travel, particularly to Italy and Greece.

With my father, whose passion for travel inspired mine and ours, they traveled the world, compiling photos and journals of their experiences which filled countless photo albums in our house growing up. They exposed my sister and me to the US and parts of the world and their legacy inspired us to take up the torch. This weekend would also have been my dad’s 82nd birthday.

We lost them both too soon but cherish their memory. This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s was socially distant and we did ours on Vail Pass, Colorado where the high alpine brush were brilliantly colored reds, yellows and oranges with Rocky Mountains as backdrop.

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