Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Rose Heim moved to the Kelliher area to teach k-12 art at Kelliher School in the 1970s. She retired from her teaching career in 2008, but hasn’t stopped working or creating. Starting with horse blankets when her daughter Gretchen was a young girl, Rose and Gretchen began co-designing things they needed but couldn’t find in stores. Over the decades, that inspired, do-it-yourself attitude has carried them from horse blankets to women’s wear. In the early 2000s, Gretchen craved a short, down skirt for her outdoor adventures and so began Heim-Made: Where Haute meets Cold.
In this segment of Let’s Visit, Rose discusses the history and trajectory of Heim-Made, the 1946 Spartan camper trailer she modified into a traveling storefront, the spirit of the Kelliher area that she loves so much, and the real-world value of art education.
If you wanted a piece of the good life in the 1950s, you moved your family to the suburbs. While development of the suburbs may not seem all that long ago, MN90 producer Marisa Helms reports that some historians are already documenting the history of suburban communities in Anoka and Hennepin counties.