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Traditions’ Resident of the Month: Iretta

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Meet Iretta, our Traditions Resident of the Month. When I asked her for a picture, she was all in for a selfie, and it is too good not to share.

Iretta is full of stories. After talking to her, I felt like I had known her for years. Iretta has traveled all over the world. She has been to Canada, England, Germany, China and Australia, just to name a few. She loves to craft. Iretta would paint, knit, and gift wrap to show off her creative side. Her home at Traditions of Spring Hill is adorned with small works of art she’s created over the years, including lovely tea boxes that have different seasons on each side, as seen in the picture above. Although, she doesn’t call herself an artist–she prefers the term Craftswoman. It was a pleasure to sit down with her to hear her story.

Iretta's art Iretta with her daughter

Iretta and her late husband met in high school at 16. They were married 58 years. They loved hockey, baseball and traveling. Although her husband hated flying, they would still travel by any other means necessary, such as the two times they journeyed across the Atlantic to London aboard the Queen Elizabeth II. Iretta and her husband also played duplicate bridge frequently in Michigan and Canada. They were members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), which meets annually in Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Before Traditions, Iretta lived in Michigan, just outside of Detroit. One of her two daughters lives in Spring Hill, and Iretta moved here to be closer to her family. When I asked her about her proudest accomplishment in life, it was easy for Iretta to say it it was her family. We’re so happy she’s chosen us, and allowed us into her and her family’s lives.

Thank you Iretta for sharing your life story with us, and calling Traditions home.

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