upon a time,
nearly sixty years ago, a little girl in Peoria,
Illinois convinced her grandmother that taking
her dollhouse outside for a photograph was
a nifty idea.
would have guessed that she would spend countless
hours playing with this dollhouse (and several
metal dollhouses to follow -- all given away
sometime during her high school years).
after a 40-year professional career in fundraising
and special events plus five children later,
she would again follow her bliss and produce
dollhouse miniature shows from Florida to