369. Dorothy Neuhaus

LIMBE, CAMEROON, 2012. Dorothy is Tom's mother. She accompanied him to the 20 villages (in Ghana, Cameroon, and Côte d'Ivoire) in 2010 and 2012. Dorothy was 86 and 88 on those trips. She and her husband had a day named after them (Dorothy & Otto Neuhaus Day) because of their work as volunteers: introducing recycling to a four-county area, President of the League of Women Voters, singlehandedly saving a state museum (W.H. Over Dakota Museum) when the governor had pulled all funding of all state museums. Tom owes his passion to his parents who, when they saw something that was wrong, actually got their hands dirty instead of sitting around and whining. Tom still whines, though.

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