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Woodstock-Landour Photos

December 18, 2020

Expressive Himalayan foothills near Woodstock School in northern India Good Woodstock School staff friends Diana Biswas and Saroj Kapadia Hiking into the bazaar often ended with food at Kwality’s A dhudh wallah (milk carrier) met when hiking on Tehri Road Roti being baked in a tandoor Woodstock School staff friends the Alters and the Allisons […]

Recalling Details from the ‘60s in India

December 7, 2020

  Written August 2000 Also attached here is a letter sent to the 7th-8th grade girls in Woodstock School’s K-Wing dorm with whom I was “matron” in 1962-63. That message is followed by more recent photos of some of those dorm girls become women. If worldview is measurable, mine more than doubled between 1962 and […]

Of Such are Memories Made

November 16, 2020

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India, Spring 1986 Realizing that the weeks left remained few in which to pursue research in India, I hurried through the morning routine. While scrubbing the long white socks, made longer if not whiter with each washing by hand in the bucket, I pondered priorities. Should I ask Professor Josephine more questions […]

Woodstock-Kodai Photos

Ghat roads lead up to India’s hill areas like Mussoorie (north, this one) and Kodaikanal (south) John and Dorothy at Independence Day event (Woodstock, 1964) waiting for dinner to be served. Line up for Olympics Track and Field competition between schools near Mussoorie like Woodstock View of hillside near Woodstock School: “With a pack on […]

Boarding School Influence: Hiking the Hills

November 15, 2020

Reflection from a Staff Member at Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India 1962-1965 plus her return visit in 1967 “With a pack on my back, there is nothing I lack.” So sings the hiker in the Tehri hills of northern India. What a sensation to round that bend ahead, twist your arms out of a fifteen-pound pack, […]