Oaxaca mural

Oaxaca mural

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A Visit with Meredith

Those of you who regularly read my blog may remember my former student, Meredith.  Last January I played "tour guide" for her and her husband Chuck in Mérida, Yucatán.  They live in Wisconsin, but Meredith came home to Ohio to spend the holiday with her family.  Unfortunately Chuck could not take off from work.  

Today she and I got together for a leisurely lunch at a restaurant not far from my house.  It was great spending some time with her.  Meredith was a joy to have in class (as were her two sisters), and she has grown up to be a great person.  I take pride in thinking  that I might have, in some small measure, inspired her interest in travel and foreign languages.  

After lunch, since I live nearby, and since she has read about my garden on this blog, we went to my house for a tour of the garden (which is still a work in progress).  

Meredith is a bit of a dinosaur, as am I, in that she has never been interested in having a smart phone.  She recently needed to purchase one for work, and her very first "selfie" was this picture of the two of us.

I was glad to see you again, Meredith, and I hope that I may once again be your "tour guide" in Mexico.  Mexico City is calling to you and Chuck.


  1. It was great to see you too! Thank you so much for the kind words. I always enjoyed when you would show our class photos of your travels in Mexico, Peru, and elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world. It made me want to see those places with my own eyes. So yes, you definitely inspired me! Thank you so much for that!

    1. And thank YOU Meredith. It was students such as you who made teaching fun and worthwhile!
      Have a safe trip back to Wisconsin.