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Winter 2001-2002

Swiss party for Prof. Durham, March 2002


In March 2002, after a decade and a half living in Switzerland, Prof. Durham, arguably the first American teacher in the exclusive state school system of the canton of Valais, or indeed in Switzerland, and certainly the first American teacher of Italian in the same, got legal, Swiss-wise.

You may not find this interesting unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Cutting the traditional Swiss citizenship cake.

Suitably attired in a special Swiss outfit, Prof. Durham celebrates her new citizenship with friends from the schools of the Valais (and a few unkempt stragglers), 22 March 2002, in her aesthetically cluttered apartment in Aigle, Switzerland.

Hiding out in the Swiss kitchen: from left, the narrator, Prof. Durham, Allan Rankin, Chris, René

Prof Durham and schoolmates.

Narrator, Mme Durham, Tony

Poet Francine and her cousin Nancy in the center.

Prof Durham, Tony, and cake

Back in the kitchen: the narrator, Prof. Durham, Francine, Carmen, Tony, and Christy.


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . Posted 1 August 2002, revised 12 February 2014.


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