I joined Zion in 1971 after moving from Eden Prairie. I was lonesome living in the country, so I started taking all kinds of classes from painting classes to carving classes with Mel Gillund. I enjoy sewing, knitting, crocheting, and gardening along with painting and carving. Mostly I enjoy being with my grandchildren, all five of them.
I’ve always contributed to Harvest of Hands, but became more involved when I retired. I’ve enjoyed being with the people at Harvest of Hands, and it is always a learning experience. Through Harvest of Hands I’ve learned to do many new things like beading. The friendships and good desserts found with the Harvest of Hands group are very rewarding and enjoyable. Harvest of Hands has provided an outlet for my creative desires. I feel what we accomplish is so important and it sure makes us feel good being able to help others.
I’m also involved with packaging toiletries for Rivers of Hope and The Children’s Hospital, and I have a lot of fun at Zionaires.