Below is a post from Alice Lewthwaite about the alumni reception at I-House on her 100,000 Grains of Sand tour.
Alice Lewthwaite, great-granddaughter of Harry Edmonds, the founder of the International House movement, is currently on a world tour called “100,000 Grains of Sand,” which represents the approximate number of alumni of International Houses worldwide. Following in Harry Edmonds’ footsteps, Alice will travel to 18 countries and appear at more than 25 events along the way. International House Berkeley was her second stop after New York!
In her post, Alice shares story snippets from I-House alumni and shows how the light is being passed from I-House to I-House.
Read Alice’s full post below:
Sunday 6th of January 2019
After a long and delayed flight arriving in a rainy San Francisco, determined to ensure the weather made us feel at home, arriving at I-House Berkeley with the fire roaring and the Christmas tree still up in the great hall, was a welcome sight.
The House is far more beautiful than I had imagined it largely due to all the many details and patterns woven into the structure of the building. From the patterned tiles on the stair risers to the wonderful painted ceiling in the main hall there is plenty to appreciate.
This morning before the event I had the huge privilege of spending some time with Sherry Warrick, who was Executive Director of the House for 28 years from 1961 to 1988. He is now 97 and very frail but both him and his wife Betsey still have lots of I-House stories to…
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