Worthy Sisters: Rosalind & the Star Childe

Rosalind Worthy graduated high school in 1968 and had no doubt where she wanted to attend college. Growing up, she admired computer pioneer Grace Hopper, and, in high school, was one of only two women in Math and Science club. Her mother, who professionally retained her family’s name, had always provided the example of a … Continue reading Worthy Sisters: Rosalind & the Star Childe

Kin Worthy, Genevieve & Bickering

During her junior year of high school, Genevieve wrote the winning essay for a career day presentation about Bickering Plummet and was chosen to deliver it at the ceremony to honor Bickering’s president, Clayton Bickering. He was there to award the school a STEM grant. The essay focused on Bickering’s global presence and philanthropic endeavors. … Continue reading Kin Worthy, Genevieve & Bickering

Worthy Sisters, Rhiannon

When Rhiannon Worthy was just a few weeks away from graduating high school, her mother, Abigail, suffered a stroke, which left her unable to communicate or recognize faces. Rhiannon’s sister, Rosalind, flew in from Massachusetts and took full control of the situation, assuring her little sister, “You’ll graduate and start college as planned.” While not … Continue reading Worthy Sisters, Rhiannon

Worthy Pursuit, Rachel Lawson

Rachel Lawson walks through the main terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, looking for a familiar face. She received a call from a colleague, Rhiannon Worthy, a few days ago, looking for a caregiver to assist her sister Rosalind, who’s dealing with end stage cancer. Rosalind has a teenaged daughter and Rhiannon stated a preference for … Continue reading Worthy Pursuit, Rachel Lawson

Worthy 51, The Phone Call

Rhiannon Worthy enters her home in Seattle, Washington, and slips out of her Crocs, then pads across the living room, sorting through her mail. She's been on a 48-hour rotation at the hospital, where she's a nursing supervisor, and she's looking forward to some down time. It's been a week since her daughter, Abigail and … Continue reading Worthy 51, The Phone Call

Worthy, Part 33

Genevieve is set to graduate June 14, and their trip to Atlanta is scheduled for the following Saturday. Neither of them is quite prepared to face the reality that, for Genevieve, it will most likely be a one-way trip. While Abigail will be happy to see Genevieve attending a good school, she doesn't relish the … Continue reading Worthy, Part 33

Worthy, Part 34

The cousins arrive in Atlanta late afternoon on Saturday and take public transportation to Ponce de Leon, where Abigail has found a motel that won't strain their budget too much. Arriving there, Genevieve says of the accommodations, "I can live with it, I guess." "You'll appreciate this place more once you see how much we … Continue reading Worthy, Part 34