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There is something to be said about writing a profile that is humbling, yet rewarding—a reminder that one leaves a mark, a whisper in the annals of history.

I am a former senior executive of a nonprofit that honors children wounded by broken homes, absent parents, homelessness, ignorance, poverty, violence, crime, and abuse.

I have raised two wonderful children who are now practicing the fine art of parenting themselves. I have filled my homes with antiques and vintage items for years and nothing gives me more pleasure than to rescue an item and bring it back to life. What some might consider junk, I consider part of our history. What some consider old, I consider a jewel of craftsmanship, difficult to find in a disposable society. Antiques and vintage items have a history. Listen. Learn. Honor. Respect. Pass it on…

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  • Joined May 27, 2010

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wood, clay, pottery, vintage lighting, industrial finds and old gorgeous tools

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About

There is something to be said about writing a profile that is humbling, yet rewarding—a reminder that one leaves a mark, a whisper in the annals of history.

I am a former senior executive of a nonprofit that honors children wounded by broken homes, absent parents, homelessness, ignorance, poverty, violence, crime, and abuse.

I have raised two wonderful children who are now practicing the fine art of parenting themselves. I have filled my homes with antiques and vintage items for years and nothing gives me more pleasure than to rescue an item and bring it back to life. What some might consider junk, I consider part of our history. What some consider old, I consider a jewel of craftsmanship, difficult to find in a disposable society. Antiques and vintage items have a history. Listen. Learn. Honor. Respect. Pass it on.

Thanks for stopping by. I do hope that you enjoy Lakeside Cottage. It’s been a lot of fun to meet so many wonderful people.

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