Stories

The Stories of our Lives. . .

From an interview with resident Lisa MacKay

Born in Buffalo, New York, Lisa Kindred MacKay, jazz and blues singer, has experienced and seen much in her seventy-five years. Lisa says, it is, and has been, a good life, from childhood summers often spent at her grandparents’ farm near Niagara Falls, Ontario, only a short walk from the famous falls, to opening for Woody Allen at the Bitter End, to playing with Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village, to more recently her work with first graders at Park School in Mill Valley and her retirement two years ago. Still today Lisa regularly enjoys singing gigs in Marin and San Francisco. Read More

 

From an interview with Carolyn, a long term resident of Tam House.

Carolyn sits up, her back straight, alert, calm. Her long hair flows down and over her right shoulder. She is a young seventy-three. Carolyn looks down at her note cards.

I have a background history that I thought might be interesting, she says.

She looks down at the cards again and begins to speak.

I have a grandfather from Vienna, Austria, Frank J. Haberh, Sr. He ran away from home and came to America after attending hotel school. He became the manager of the Colorado Springs Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eventually became the owner of that same hotel. . .Read More

The following is from an interview of our Chef and Handyman, Martin:

Martin sits on a couch in the front living room at Tam I, his back straight, his eyes clear, focused, attentive. He holds an ipad in his lap, its protective cover worn from years of heavy use.

“I use the ipad sometimes to help me with translations,” he says. Martin smiles, as he often does, calm, relaxed, present in the moment. . .Read More

 

Born in Buffalo, New York, Lisa Kindred MacKay, jazz and blues singer, has experienced and seen much in her seventy-five years. Lisa says, it is, and has been, a good life, from childhood summers often spent at her grandparents’ farm near Niagara Falls, Ontario, only a short walk from the famous falls, to opening for Woody Allen at the Bitter End, to playing with Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village, to more recently her work with first graders at Park School in Mill Valley and her retirement two years ago. Still today Lisa regularly enjoys singing gigs in Marin and San Francisco. Read More

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