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Occupation retired
Location South Dakota
Introduction Growing up in the fifties I learned crochet, sewing, and knitting. In the sixties I got my degree in psychology and education, married, and worked as counselor and disability specialist for social security. I did macrame, hairpin lace and broomstick lace on my noon breaks. In the seventies and eighties, I took classes in weaving, spinning, and dyeing, I raised two beautiful kids and I became a certified master gardener. Through the nineties I learned batik and silk painting. I took drawing lessons and saw my kids off to college. My brother and his wife, Judy, moved close to us. Judy needed a studio to pursue her painting so in 1999 we bought a hundred year old brick building on main street and opened the Art and Antique Gallery. We gutted, restored, painted, and polished and our building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. With the millennium, I started journaling. I traveled to Italy, Greece, Austria, France, and England. My brother and I studied lampworking and I began designing jewelry. I continue to learn something new every day. It is a beautiful life.