here, mothers are

meeting Dorothy

We’d heard repeatedly in our conversations at the Dominican Center, “You should really get in touch with her — you need to meet Dorothy.”

Dorothy was our first living room interview of here, mothers are, and what a living room it was. With help from the Dominican Center, she purchased the home six years ago with her husband Algie, and since then, nearly every inch of it has been lovingly color-coordinated and meticulously assembled. Dorothy is a natural-born decorator.

After the grand tour, we sat down to talk. Dorothy was remarkably generous with the story of her life, with all of its turbulence, pain, and deliverance. She is a beautiful storyteller.

These are a few of the major pillars of our conversation:

In this excerpt, Dorothy shares her first experience walking into the home we where we sat, when its windows were still boarded up with green plywood:

Much more will come in the following weeks and months from Dorothy, both from this and subsequent experiences.

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This entry was written by sonjathomsen and published on February 14, 2012 at 4:52 am. It’s filed under interviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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