Maxine, who has studied both counseling & music, was a nursing home administrator /owner who loved working with mentally ill adults for many years until her retirement in 2006.
She now stays active with caring for & loving an Afghan family who recently came to St Louis, speaking no English. She enjoys spending time hunting mushrooms, participating in the Ethical Society of St. Louis, hiking, traveling & singing with the Black Tulip Chorale. She is a
Master Gardener with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Master Naturalist with the MO Department of Conservation & the author of Missouri’s Wild Mushrooms.Maxine has lived
in St. Louis County for many years but now is enjoying city life in the Central West End.
“F.F.F.P. Fun, Friends, Food & stay Positive! As a retired person, I try to enjoy life…have fun. And that fun is usually with friends.
Friendships are very important to me. And food, yes food. I love quality food…whether homemade or in a restaurant. Steering all of this ismy quest to stay positive. Why waste precious time on negativity? In July, I broke my ankle, had surgery after I fell hiking in the Tetons & was non-weight bearing for 2 months.
At first, I thought of all the things I couldn’t do, but soon became incredibly grateful that this wasn't a permanent physical situation.
By late October, I was in Barcelona &Sardinia having fun with
friends, eating incredible food, hunting mushrooms & using a
walking stick for an average 15,000 steps per day.”