WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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process. Their oaths of allegiance took place at Government Center in Boston on separate days — typical workdays with the highlight of a moving ceremony. The Robsons were now integrated into their professional and community lives, be- came American in outlook, and added an- other daughter to their family. All three girls have attended the Weston public schools. Their eldest, Victoria, was born in South Africa, and graduated from HMS in May, prior to commencing a pediatrics residency. She studied abroad in Cape Town, engaging in research on HIV/AIDS projects. Eliza is in Atlanta, a creative associate after graduating from Vanderbilt, and Amy, the youngest, is entering middle school. The family regularly returns to South Africa and England to maintain ties to family, friends, and their origins. "Our children are aware of deeply ingrained South African culture and values, such as high expectations for self dis- cipline and resilience," Caroline explains. Their culinary traditions include "melk- tert," a vanilla custard tart. At first, they missed eating "biltong," a dried, cured meat, and Mrs. Ball's, a South African chutney. "But now we can order it on Amazon!" Caroline laughs. A quarter of a century later, the Robsons still say there's something special about the spirit of America. "America works well on many levels; and the grit, strength, work ethic and generosity shown day-to-day is inspira- tional," Caroline concludes. 85 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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