Carolyn Glazier Litwin, a life member of Hadassah Great Plains, was born (1934) and raised in St. Louis, MO., Carolyn learned the word “Hadassah” as the child of an avid and dedicated Hadassah mom. She left home for Wellesley College and then for her marriage and home in Topeka, KS, where she has lived for the past 70 years. There is no Hadassah chapter in her small Jewish community, but she keeps up to date with news and support through Hadassah Magazine. She proudly claims roles of traditional homemaker-wife, mother of three children, teacher, community and synagogue volunteer in many capacities. She has extended her love of gardening to include Master Gardener programs she initiated and developed for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities in her community. She teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to non-native adults (students and residents) through Washburn University. She loves poetry and spends wonderful hours writing and sharing the magic of words.