Volunteers are vital to the work of First UU and many members find volunteering to be a meaningful way to be involved in church life. As part of an ongoing series, church member Elaine Twamley interviews a volunteer about their work. Their stories offer illustrate the many enjoyable and meaningful ways to volunteer.
Susan was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1941 and was one of three siblings. Susan and her sister were sent to an orphanage when they were small children. They were adopted when Susan was four and she grew up with her adoptive parents in Marblehead, Massachusetts. After attending a boarding high school,Susan went to Sweet Briar College in Virginia. At that time, the school was chartered as a school for "young white ladies." In her Sweet Briar years, Susan participated in a drug store sit-in—a sign of things to come.
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