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Carol chose to be photographed by a monument dedicated to her mother and aunt in Kirkwood Park, on the land where she grew up.  She has helped others throughout her life as a church volunteer & as a pediatric nurse’s assistant at St. John’s Mercy Hospital.  She also worked as

a custodian at St. Louis Community College Meramec campus in Kirkwood.  After retirement, she began volunteering at the Shepherd’s Center for older adults where she stays socially active & participates in weekly  line dance classes & learning/cultural events that she didn’t have

time for when she was a working mother.



“I didn’t know I was poor until I got married and found out.  We were happy.If you extend your hands open, you get all the blessings in this world that you can handle...I like staying in touch with people per phone because just hearing somebody else’s voice sometimes can change your day.  It helps me mentally as well just to know I have touched somebody else.I hope I leave the planet better than I found it.  I hope I leave it with love,understanding and compassion like my mom did.  I hope I live to 100 and still be able to dance, give and be a happy person on this earth.”

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