Thank you for the wonderful Arboretum story and pictures [“For All the Right Seasons,” Fall 2009 On Wisconsin]. I grew up in [the Nakoma neighborhood], and from the marsh marigolds, to the “stay away from the C.C.C. boys,” to the teen-years bike rides, it was a taken-for-granted natural environment.
Now, at eighty-three, I had a recent bout with cancer, and here, far away, I’m especially grateful [for your article].
Patricia Melgard ’47