The Collins Family

The Collins Family


Collins Family April 2018 Update

Dear and good friends,

Greetings from Lima, Peru. Happiest Easter to you all. He is risen.

I’m teaching a course in Phonology here at CILTA. Nancy isn’t with me this trip.

Just to catch you up a bit. I have eight students and a teaching assistant from Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, and Mexico, from south to north.

It’s been a few years since I’ve taught this course, but I’m getting back into it. I will teach another course second semester, which will go until almost mid-December. This class will be team taught with another professor.

A number of you have asked about my health. It’s pretty good. However, I did have a second opinion appointment at the Cleveland Clinic a few months ago where I was told that I do indeed have Parkinson’s, albeit a pretty mild case of it. The ailment is not really well understood and the claim is that each case is unique. I have the benefit of living with my care provider (of many years).

The kids and grandkids are well. We are planning a Hinerman reunion of Nancy and her two sisters and their families, plus Nan’s mother, Juanita. We’re planning a whole week together at the Carolina beach. Nan’s mom will be 90 years old.

Other big news is that Elisa’s husband Yury, passed his civics and language test to become a US citizen. We’re delighted. He can now get a US passport and visit his home country, Peru, and then get back into the States without issue. Here, the kids are helping papa with his English lessons.

Thank you for your prayers and interest in us and our work.