Field of tulips joins worried mom with widow battling cancer

  • Marjan Martin Curtis, left, and Amy Baird pose at Curtis’ home on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Spanish Fork, Utah. Baird was driving on a familiar road near her home in Spanish Fork when she caught her breath at the sight of hundreds of red and white tulips growing along a gentle slope. When she heard about free greeting cards from Hallmark, she decided to send one to the mysterious gardener, and a fast but unlikely friendship formed between Baird and Curtis, a 79-year-old widow with Stage-4 cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)

When the coronavirus upended daily life, Amy Baird was frightened, like much of the world — for her children and what would become of their school and friends, for her in-laws in their 70s, for her own health marked by a pulmonary embolism.