Alphabet Challenge: Q

I’ve signed onto The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2021.

The challenge is to blog the whole alphabet in April and write at least 100 words on a topic that corresponds to the letter of the day. 

Every day, excluding Sundays, I’m blogging about Places I Have Been. The last post will be on Friday, April 30 when I finally focus on the letter Z. 

Q: Quadrangle

I couldn’t find the pictures of our children, two and four years old, climbing on some sort of sculpture or stone wall on a sunny day in the University of Chicago Quadrangle. There were tulips around the base of the gothic buildings. I wanted to put the pictures on this post to show how happy the kids seemed. 

My husband and I had driven from Jersey City to Chicago with our children in 1971. He had been accepted to a master’s program at the University of Chicago. We planned to stay for the two years and then return to New Jersey where our families lived. That never happened. 

When my husband and I finally moved out of Illinois in 1992, our children chose to stay behind. 

By Marianna Crane

After a long career in nursing--I was one of the first certified gerontological nurse practitioners--I am now a writer. My writings center around patients I have had over the years that continue to haunt my memory unless I record their stories. In addition, I write about growing older, confronting ageism, creativity and food. My memoir, "Stories from the Tenth Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers" is available where ever books are sold.

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