Alice Winter has been married to Jeff Empie for 43 years. The couple has two children and five grandchildren. Daughter Laurel lives in Fairfax, VA and is a civil engineer. Son Derek is a lawyer in Indianapolis. Alice notes that "All the grandchildren are terrific. We truly treasure our time with them, and after trips to visit, we come home more aware of our ages."
Alice was a special education teacher for 31 years, mostly with high school students. During the last eleven years of her career, Alice was director of the Learning Laboratory at a private school in Atlanta. Jeff worked in industry for twenty years and left management to become a professor at Georgia Tech. Alice and Jeff have lived in Minnesota, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and Georgia.
Alice and Jeff now live in a retirement community in Griffn, GA. Alice does water aereobics, works on Nautilus machines, and is learning line dancing, bocce ball, and pickle ball. She and Jeff are taking ballroom dancing lessons, finishing the basement in their new home, and volunteering at the local food bank and soup kitchen.
Alice graduated from Bates College and received her M.A. degree at the University of Minnesota. Life has not slowed her down.