Helga and I have been friends since our sons were in second grade, and we still are close friends. When she retired from UM, she helped me in my Open School classroom. When I retired from that, I joined International Neighbors. She had introduced me to the early leaders, Winn Pierce and Ernestina Parravoti, and I had heard about International Neighbors for years. So I joined on her love of it, and now I love it, too.