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Reflect… Awaken… Live!

That is the title of a newly published book by a former New Hartford Central School colleague and former member of the New Hartford Presbyterian Church, Mimi Pacifico. I met Mimi my first week working at New Hartford when she pulled out a Utica Daily Press during a lunch period my first week of school and helped me search for an affordable apartment.cindy_mimiMimi was a fellow social studies teacher, and after my marriage, she and her husband Angelo became bridge partners to Cindy and me. She and Ang moved to Florida in the mid-1980s and she remained active in church affairs, becoming a Christian Education Director at her church. She later took on the job of writing a weekly column for the Daytona Beach News-Journal about senior adults.

Last year, Mimi wrote and published Reflect… Awaken… Live! It is a book about elderhood and issues about aging.
It is written specifically to be a book to be read in a group. It seems very appropriate for churches that have active adult reading groups. You can contact Mimi at

The photograph of Cindy and Mimi was taken at the New Hartford McDonald’s where we met for conversation and coffee on the afternoon of June 14.