They founded a school
Seventy six years ago
It was--and is--good.
I have the privilege of working at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes--and have since 1991. Now the part-time archivist, I love working with all things historical these days, and though I never met Margaret and Joseph Chadwick, I feel as though I am part of their family. A Naval officer and a teacher met in Chefoo, fell in love, and Mrs. Chadwick writes of it so beautifully in one of her five books, her autobiography, "Looking at the Sunset Upside Down."
Part of my archival duties include digitizing all the old photos and this particular one, taken by a famous nature photographer, Cedric Wright, whose children graduated from Chadwick, is a favorite. I am using it as the focal image of an art journal page about love. A colleague of Ansel Adams, I have the pure delight of working with many Adams images he took of the school in the early 1940s, and with Wright's.
But, it's the Chadwick's romance and life-time love well into old age that I like to read about over and over again.
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