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Isobel Barnhill loves her new surroundings

Isobel Barnhill loves her new surroundings

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Catch up with Falkirk folk in far flung places

WHERE ARE YOU FROM ORIGINALLY? Born in Bannockburn and lived in Stenhousemuir.

WHERE ARE YOU NOW? Tucson, Arizona.

WHY ARE YOU THERE? Emigrated to Kansas in 1951.

WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m a retired music teacher, but am still active as an accompanist (piano and accordion) for singers and country dancers of the Tucson Seven Pipers Scottish Society.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN THERE? Five years.

FAMILY? Daughter Ronwyn, and granddaughters Emma and Isabella.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE NOW? I love Southern Arizona’s fall, winter, and spring climate.

ANYTHING YOU DON’T LIKE? Don’t like the long hot summers so much.

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THERE AND HERE? I enjoy walking and encounter bobcats, javalina, coyotes, mule deer and rattlesnakes.

WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST FROM HOME? The verdant green of Scotland and the heather-covered hills.

ANY MESSAGE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS? I hope my relatives and friends will continue to keep in touch.