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Age: 69.

Residence: Brainerd.

What are you doing: “I’m waiting for my sister who’s having her taxes done (on Feb. 2 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd.)”

What are you making: “I’m knitting a lace scarf. I got one as a gift and I now make them.”

Other things do you make: “I also crochet and sew. I’ve made kids’ clothes, baby blankets, purses, lots of stuff. I’ve also sold my stuff at many places over the years.”

Your favorite hobby: “Crocheting. I learned to crochet in grade school. My teacher taught me. The first thing I made was a pot holder.”

Proudest thing you’ve made: “Baptism gowns. I’ve made them for my grandchildren. I also make bonnets and booties to go with them.”

Family: Husband, Quentin, 15 children, 66 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. “I lost one when he was 21-months-old. He was No. 13.”

Any new experiences today: “I tasted the doughnuts here at the senior center for the first time. I’ve heard about them, a lot of residents in my building (where I live) get them on Thursdays.”

Favorite author: Janette Oke.

Favorite dessert: Specialty cakes.

Family memory: “Last Christmas I decided to do something different. I usually wrap gifts for the grandchildren, but this time I put all of my homemade items out on a table for the grandchildren to pick one out. I put all their names in a bowl and when I picked their name they went up to the table and picked out an item. It was so fun to see which item they’d chose.”

— Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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