We’d like to introduce Nora Kirchner. Nora’s first visit to First Unitarian was on December 8, 2019 and she joined our community this year. She is a retired high school Spanish teacher.
“I was born in Vienna where my father was a member of the party that was against Adolph Hitler. That caused my parents to move to South America. My primary and part of my secondary education was completed in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1950, the family moved to Chicago where I finished high school. I completed a BA at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. I received my Master of Spanish degree from Illinois State. I also have 30 hours in English. I met my husband, John at Northwestern, and we have been married for 64 years. For the last two years, he has been living at Luther Park; he was a clinical psychologist and also spent some years in education. We had a son who died when he was 41 years old; he was our only child. My daughter-in-law often helps me and I have grandchildren who are grown. I have two cats, Romeo and Juliet. I had a third cat, Hamlet, who died recently. He was my favorite and I miss him very much. With my son gone and my husband at Luther Park, I found myself with a need to belong somewhere where I would feel comfortable and be wanted. I found that place at First Unitarian.”