Alumni connect by chance in Boston

David Frank and Suchitra Mumford
David Frank ’51 and Suchitra Mumford ’95 on one of their dog park visits.

Suchitra Mumford ’95 lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with her husband, Mark, and two daughters. By chance, she connected with fellow alum David Frank ’51 through daily visits to a dog park near Boston. She wrote to the Independent and asked us to share this remarkable story in her own words.

Almost every day I walk my dog at the same park on a hill overlooking Boston, across the street from my children’s school. For the past year, I've run into David, a 91-year-old WWII vet with a habit of long morning walks.