ABOUT THE HOSTS: Janey: A lifelong educator with a passion for early childhood education, Janey Smith continues to build and inspire community wherever she goes whether volunteering in Seattle's public schools or using her expertise and passion in such settings as the Community Healing Camp in Sandy Hook, CT. Through the People's Supper, Janey hopes to bring people together to build richer, broader community in Bayview.
Dottie: I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York in the 50's. After high school I chose a nursing career. My nursing license was my key to freedom and adventure. I moved across the bridge to Manhattan, then across the country to San Francisco. Then back to Brooklyn where I met Carol, the woman who was to become my life partner. We weren't ready for that yet so when the call for adventure came again I moved to Seattle. That was 1967. I got a job at the University Hospital. In 1972 my mother was diagnosed with cancer and I took a leave of absence and returned to N. Y. to care for her until her death. Then to care for my father whose heart was broken both literally and figuratively. I was in N. Y. for 13 months. During that time Carol and I decided to become a couple. After I returned to Seattle she joined me here. We were together for 38 years. She died before marriage became legal for us. We were blessed with a wonderful community of friends and neighbors. Gay and straight. Now I'm in a new phase of life. Widow, senior, still an adventurer. I live in a retirement community that enriches my life.
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