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Helen and Peter Anderson

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St. Louis by way of Chicago and Florida
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Wayne and James Bowers

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St. Louis by way of Chicago and Florida
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Jerry Brown

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St. Louis by way of Chicago and Florida
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Karen Parker with Ava & Bunny

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St. Louis by way of Chicago and Florida
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Linda Payoski

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St. Louis by way of Chicago and Florida
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Kathy Reimer

What is your age?
75
Where are you from?
Pennsylvania
How long have you lived in Sherwood Forest?
5 years
Most important thing you have done here?
I came here in a state of grief, so for me personally, the most important thing has been finding a home where I could begin life again among these amazing people, trees, plants, birds, mountains, lakes, fish…. You get the point. It’s the gestalt.
As far as SF activities, being chair of the garden committee is right up there. It’s a thrilling thing for me to share the garden space with with 30 or 40 other folks, some veteran gardeners and others newbies, each with their own visions and methods. And despite the usual challenges of human beings and plants, it’s a harmonious place to be.

What was your last job?
Psychoanalyst, then caretaker for my husband who had Alzheimers disease.
Any other comment?
I am quite in awe at how functional a community this is. Problems arise regularly of course, but in the last few years they seem to get solved with open, robust discussion and fine leadership.


Bob Stolze

What is your age?
90
Where are you from?
Edwardsville, IL, followed by 37 years in Chicago & suburbs and a few in Florida.
How long have you lived in Sherwood Forest?
19 years
Most important thing you have done here?
14 years on Trails Committee, 12 as co-chair.
What was your last job?
Associate Curator, Dept. of Botany, Field Museum Of Natural History, Chicago.
Any other comment?
Sue and I bought our home here, specifically impressed by the privacy that resulted from homes being closely enveloped within the magnificent forest, and the 5 lovely lakes. We knew nothing of the residents here who were to share our views, but were surprisingly treated to the warmth demonstrated by the people. It took all of 3 days to be invited to a dinner party of 14, hosted by Rick and Carolyn Mills. All were to be among the closest friends we had ever known.


Bill and Shirl Thomas

What is your age?
90
Where are you from?
Washington, DC
How long have you lived in Sherwood Forest?
20 years
Most important thing you have done here?
Longtime member of Trails Committee, create and maintain our trails map, First chairperson of the Green Areas Committee
What was your last job?
Engineer for DuPont