Sunnyside was born many years ago, the name of my fictional home for orphaned children and animals in a story for Mrs. Watson’s eighth grade writing class. A medical degree and six biologic homeschooled children later, Sunnyside became the name of my classical education website, Sunnyside Classical Christian School. Now entering a new phase of life, I plan to rest and reflect on all things true and beautiful here At Sunnyside.
Who is the lovely woman pictured above? Meet my kindred spirit, Euphemia White Van Rensselear in my favorite portrait painted by George Healy in 1842
(On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 75)