By Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, chief nurse of the American Red Cross
The Clara Barton Tour officially began last evening. Participants gathered for dinner and conversation. Annie Bartholomew, long a student of Clara Barton, gave a brief overview of Barton’s life, with teasers for her upcoming presentation on the bus. Annie has stories to tell that might best be revealed over a glass of wine.
Reasons given for coming on the tour included
- not having heard of Clara Barton and thinking it was time to learn about her,
- over 40 years of studying Clara’s life,
- a birthday gift from a husband.
And many came because of their connection with Sue Hassmilller, long-time volunteer and board member. It is Sue’s vision and energy that made the Clara Barton Tour possible and we are saddened that she’s not able to participate due to a family emergency. Sue’s wish for us is to enjoy the tour and to send prayers. We’re committed to doing both. […]