Lillian Crowley submitted by her husband, Ken Crowley
My wife Lillian Crowley is the legendary woman in my life. We are partners in our hardware business (Lombard Hardware.) Lillian loves being a Marylander; we have lots of out of towners come in our store and you'd think she was getting paid to tell people what a great place this is to live.I love how she'll do just about anything, we needed a sign painted on the side of our building and Lillian climbed the ladder and painted it herself.
She's a real people person, she loves helping people either here at work or anywhere, if your dog was missing, she'd be out there combing the streets in the evening helping you look. She just received a letter from the Governor thanking her for volunteering during The Star Spangled Sailabration. Lillian was so looking forward to the big Sailbration she made a huge glass American Flag Mosaic to put outside, so we could show our pride that the Star Spangled Bannner was written here. Our friend from WBAL radio did a story about it and so did channel 13's Ron Matz, here's the link to the tv story I recorded it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=infyb01pObE&feature=plcp
Diane Chisholm submitted by her daughter, Haley Chisholm Peter
I would like to submit a few pictures of my mom, Diane Chisholm, for your Legendary Women's Scrapbook page. Our family couldn't of asked for a better role model. My mom has a way of making everyone in our large family feel special. These days she has been enjoying spoiling all her Great Grandchildren. She's is always up for new adventures. Whatever her kids and grandkids are doing, she is there and involved. She and my dad have many hobbies, hot rods, Harley's, camping, boating and their airplane. You never know what this classy lady is going to do next!
Margaret Bennett submitted by her daughter Mary Redgraves
This is a picture of my Mom Margaret Bennett (91 years young) and myself Mary Redgraves. Mom had to come to live with us when she became unable to live alone. We were outside one evening when Mom announced that she couldn't remember the last time she had been in a hammock. Well I wasn't sure how I would be able to get her back out of it, but couldn't pass up an oppurtunity to bring back a memory. I got my husband Mike to take this picture and was able to get Mom back on her feet with no problem. We live in Ridgely, Maryland on the Eastern Shore.
Jackie Otwell submitted by her husband, Matthew Otwell
I'd like to submit my Wife, Jackie Otwell, for the upcoming "Legendary Ladies" scrapbook entries in Maryland Life Magazine. Jackie is truly an incredible Woman, she has been a Teacher in the Maryland Educational system for 12 years and currently is a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Carroll County. The past two years she has been nominated for the National Vision Teacher of the Year Award through the National Federation of the Blind whose headquarters are right here in Maryland. Also through the NFB she was a Founder and still active Teacher in the BELL Program which is a Summer Program for kids with visual impairments to learn Braille.
Jackie however did win the Maryland Blind Educator of the Year Award through the NFB of Maryland chapter a few years ago and currently is a Board member of the I CAN foundation, a local Carroll County based group that raises funds to help youth who are blind or visually impaired.
Not only is Jackie a pivotal member in the blind community but she is involved in many other Community Service groups, currently she is Secretary of the Northeast Rabbits, another Carroll County community group that assists local Families who have suffered some form of tragedy during the year and she Volunteers with the MD Special Olympics for their Winter & Summer Games.