During her college summers, Marietta spent time with residents at The Virginia Home where her mother, June, worked in the Occupational Therapy Room. She writes in Leaving 1203: “I received an incomparable education at The Home, where residents played the hand dealt with style, grace, and humor. Each individual won my heart as I watched one after another seize every joy possible.” It’s pure joy for Marietta to return to The Home as guest speaker to toast the 125th Anniversary of this one-of-a-kind place. She looks forward to seeing The Home again, meeting new residents and their families, family members of previous residents, Board members, volunteers, staff and administrators. Come one and all to celebrate the human spirit at its best. 1203-inspired food will be served and the festivities begin at 11:30. Marietta’s talk begins at high noon. More details to follow as we get closer. Stone Soup Books will be there with Marietta’s books for purchase and personalizing. Leaving 1203 turns 6 months old on this day—it has a way to go to catch up with The Home!