Chapter Thirteen: Blessed is the Couple Who Offers a Beneficial Presence Across the Generations, and celebrates Life with the Spirits of Tomfoolery

Jim Whitney and Ruth Shagoury

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”  

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Jim Whitney and Ruth Shagoury met at the University of New Hampshire and as they worked together, realized the perfect fit of their friendship, senses of humor, love of music, and love for each other. 

Jim is an engineer, photographer, videographer, and all-around problem-solver.  Ruth has been a teacher, writer, and researcher for most of her adult life, with special interests in how children and second language learners make sense of the world through speaking, writing, and art.

Transplants from New England, they now make their home in Portland, Oregon