Both were linguistically and culturally rooted in New York City, so it came as surprise to us at the school when in 1989 they announced that they would be buying a house on Deer Isle (which is about the same length as Manhattan, but with only 3,000 year-round residents) and living there year-round. At 67, Bunzy learned to drive, and she and Irving involved themselves in the life of the island, supporting Haystack and other nonprofits and volunteering in the schools and community. Bunzy set up a pottery studio, Irving set up a papermaking studio, and they continued to take workshops at Haystack. Irving died in 1994; Bunzy, born and bred in the city, was on her own in the country. Her involvement in the life of the small town of Deer Isle only deepened: judging the floats in the annual Fourth of July parade, acting in the “Cabin Fever Reliever” community musicals each winter, reading to students in the elementary school. She endowed a fund in Irving’s memory to provide an annual scholarship for an island student or artist to attend Haystack. She had many dear friends on the island and around the country.