Born to Mary and Tom, I enjoyed a warm, loving and fun childhood. Since my parents were natives of the Minneapolis, all of my extended family lived throughout the Twin Cities, which made becoming close very easy.
Always supportive and active in my interests, I remain close with my family today.
It is no coincidence the people you meet along your journey. Growing up as a shy only child, I often am overwhlemed by the love and encouragement I have recevied from people who became friends and then became family. Without the love and support I have felt, I would not be the person I am today.
I'VE ALWAYS LOVED MINNEAPOLIS
BUT I CONTINUE TO LEARN
HOW DEEP MY ROOTS
Thanks to my Mom who had a passion for Geneology, I have learned so much about my ancestry-particularly my connection to Minneapolis history. Here are just a few highlights:
I am a descendent of Pierre Bottineau- toted as the founder of St. Anthony, which would later become Minneapolis.
My Great Grandfather worked at the Gold Medal Flour Mill (now the Mill City Museum) and died "suspiciously" by falling from the top of the flour elevator.
My Dad's parents owned a well-known Chinese and American Restaurant - The Port Arthur Cafe - with several locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, The Port Arthur Cafe.