I will always miss Don Thulean. He enriched my life for many years with his wisdom and heart. I loved listening to him talk especially about music. I admired him and Meryl for embracing a new group with a whole new way of parenting when they were in their late 70s. I hope I will be able to do that so graciously.
I immediately thought that Don would want all of us to take care of Meryl. I talked to her briefly today and we agreed that I would call tomorrow. They were married for 65 years. Curtis used to bring flowers to the Seattle group to honor their wedding anniversary.
The picture above was taken at a lovely luncheon hosted by Curtis and Teresa at their new place in Camano Island last August. Meryl and Don are there as well as Margaret. Dennis and me.
Don was a symphony conductor but he also taught a lot of symphony conductors. Just in the last year he made some youtube videos. This one is about respect for the musicians.