Yesterday's Boston Globe features an article about Mount Rainier National Park, which includes reference to two of the park's interpretive volunteers, Ruth Graves and Maureen McLean. (How's this for a global society: Ruth, from Michigan, and Maureen, currently working in England, are featured in a Boston newspaper for their work as volunteers in Washington state?)
Ruth Graves, 78, a volunteer park ranger.... told a story of Floyd Schmoe, the park's first naturalist and ranger.... Schmoe "tried to do something worthwhile every day of his life," said Graves, who might have been talking about herself. A retired high school chemistry teacher, she has a profound connection to Mount Rainier, she said, calling the park a "beautiful example of the most magnificent kind of nature."This photo is of Ruth volunteering in the Longmire Museum.