Arlene Elle Gray lives in Bismarck, North Dakota in the heart of the North American continent. Since her Peace Corps Volunteer experience outlined in Letters From Iran, she settled into life of wife, homemaker and mother. She and Dave are proud parents of Mark Irving, Stephanie Ann, Brian Leroy and Timothy Alan Gray. Arlene is a music teacher and musician of piano and pipe organ. Her sisters remain her best friends: Karen, retired from kindergarten teaching, lives in Eugene, Oregon, Onneta, a respected piano teacher, lives in Richland, Washington, Alice, a Peace Advocate and Sacred Dance Leader, lives in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. It is a tribute to Grace and Irving their daughters remain married to their original husbands; Karen to Gene, Onneta to Melvin, Alice to Mark and Arlene to Dave. Grace and Irving died in Oregon, within seven months, in 2001. Grace was 91 and Irving had just turned 93. A sense of humor, education and faith in God help balance life’s challenges.