Mom is a gem. I like to think when God created her, he broke the mould. She is one of the most giving, caring, loving life people I have ever known. She has had a rough road in her life in many different ways but always has a positive, reality driven attitude.
When she gets that look, we all know to stand back. She's about to accomplish something someone told her she couldn't do -- and succeed to boot.
Mom is a coal miners daughter from the hills of Kentucky. And though her marriage has taken her all over this country and beyond, her western Kentucky family roots and values are strong.
Named after her grandmother, mom came about her love for antiques (glassware and furniture primarily) from her mother and grandmother. She and her sister grew up in a hard working family that instilled an appreciation for quality workmanship.
Her sister has been in the antique business for 30+ years. Though they live thousands of miles
apart, they love to get together and take driving trips. They stop at every antique mall, yard sale and auction house they pass along the way while enjoying their short visits together.
Mom loves old oak dressers, chests, wash stands and other pieces that remind her of her childhood. She also collects Fostoria American pattern and Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf pattern dishes.