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Sally Wendkos Olds has written about intimate relationships, personal growth, and developmental issues throughout the life cycle, and has won national awards for her writing. In addition to her classic “The Complete Book of Breastfeeding”, now in its fourth edition, she is the author of ten other books.

1944: Mark Olds with (from left) Maria Schwartz, Madame Schwartz and Léonie Schwartz

1985: Maria (left) and Léonie with Mark

The Schwartz sisters in the 1940s

A reunion in Luxembourg in 1985 for Mark and Sally Wendkos Olds with members of the Schwartz family, including Maria and Léonie

A few years ago the writer reconnected with Maria, then aged 92, and met Maria’s daughter (left)

 In my last semester at Penn, I met the man I would mar...