The Wisdom of Age Project—Hampton Roads, Va. 2017 Documenting Life Stories & How We Get By
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"Courage & Quiet Fortitude:  A Portrait of Mrs. Frailey"

film & essay by William Sweeney

Pat Frailey inspires a respect for the wisdom that comes from life experiences, especially those difficult ones that are sometimes tragic. The video profiles her story of overcoming personal adversity to help others, in part by becoming a special education teacher.  In the accompanying essay, "Welcoming Mrs. Frailey," the author reflects on her sharing a story of personal loss led to his sharing the story of a recent loss in his life.