Simple Riches: Reflections on the Work of the Quaker Parent

Judy: When Denis and I were asked to give the Michener lecture, I was daunted by the realization that we would be treading in the footsteps of Friends far weightier than we. But I calculated that taken together, we weigh nearly 300 pounds, so perhaps our combined weight will see us through. Although Denis and I view our roles of mom and dad as a work in progress and can claim no special expertise, we have chosen as our topic the work of the Quaker parent or grandparent or aunt or uncle—work that we find challenging, rewarding, humbling, infuriating🔒

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Judy and Denis Nicholson Asselin are members of Westtown (Pa.) Meeting. Judy teaches at Westtown and Denis at the Shipley School. This article was presented as the 25th Michener Lecture of Southeastern Yearly Meeting in January 1995. Reprinted with permission from Wider Quaker Fellowship and the authors.

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