Beth Weir

is a native of New Zealand and has lived in the United States since 1976. She was a professor of Education at Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C., 1988-2005, and served more recently as the executive director of Dunn Gardens in Seattle. She is now retired.

Meetings of the marriage-minded

My husband took me to India for my 60th birthday. When the Hindustan Times newspaper slid under the door our first Sunday in the country...