Forever Under Construction

Mount Helen

Posted in Americans, Iran by homeyra on June 7, 2008

“Imagine finding out that a nomadic tribe has named a mountain after your grandmother.

My mother and I learned just that when a relative phoned to say the storied Bakhtiari tribe had so honored my grandmother, Helen Jeffreys Bakhtiar, to commemorate her public health work there in the 1950s. It’s quite a legacy for a woman born in Weiser, Idaho, at the beginning of the 20th century…” The story + an audio interview with Helen


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  1. Linda said, on June 8, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Hey, I just noticed your little tiny smiley face up in the upper right corner of my screen. How precious!

  2. 99 said, on June 8, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Me, I’m just crazy for the word “Bakhtiari”….

  3. homeyra said, on June 8, 2008 at 8:32 am

    A pity that the :hi: thing doesn’t work here!

  4. 1925 « Forever Under Construction said, on June 22, 2008 at 7:45 am

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