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Shirley Wolfe

Updated: May 12, 2023

1932 - 2022

By Robyn

For almost forty years, young mothers attending International Day were welcomed to leave their children in the warm, capable care of Shirley Wolfe in the Nursery. She told her volunteer helpers the Nursery represented everything International Neighbors does in miniature. The young children from many different countries learn from each other, adjust to a new culture and find ways to communicate and become friends. Thus the children could help their mothers make friends and adapt to life in Ann Arbor too. She was also a long time hostess in the venerable Ann Arbor Woods Tea Group, graciously welcoming generations of international guests to her home. She celebrated her 90th birthday with her Tea Group. Shirley was a lovely writer and when the pandemic forced her to self isolate she contributed articles to our Newsletter. She signed her annual letter, “May loving kindness be with all of us as we continue to promote the health of this fragile world”.

Shirley Wolfe looking after member's children at the International Neighbors Nursery

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