Meet Margaret

“I’ve got a pretty good life. I’ve got friends, I’ve got family. I’m pretty lucky.”

I live in a one-bedroom apartment, and I have my own bedroom and living room. I like it. I like to cook when I’m there. The building has a lot of different people, young and old. I know a lot of my neighbors. We’re a very close-knit family. We look out for each other.

I work at Carleton, in the dish room. I’m proud of my work. I like the people I work with.

I’ve been to the St. Olaf Christmas Festival. St. Olaf is very well-known for their music. The Christmas Festival is amazing. Absolutely amazing. There are different choirs, and when they all sing together, it’s like listening to angels. I like to sing in the Laura Baker Choir. We sing all over. It’s fun. Wherever we sing, people always like when we sing for them. We just enjoy singing for people, and they enjoy it when we do it.

Family and Friends

I go on vacations a lot of time. I spend six weeks with my sisters. I have a sister who lives in Georgia, and I go there for half the time. I have another sister in Florida, and I go there the rest of the time. I love them both. After my folks died, they immediately took over, and they’ve been my protectors ever since. They hold me together.

My friend Cala is one person I couldn’t be without. When her cousin died, she immediately called me. She didn’t hesitate; she said, “Margaret, get over here. I need you right now.” We hold each other together.