Judy grew up in the quaint little town of Mabel, Minnesota, with her grandmother, older sister and other close relatives. She’s lived in several different parts of the United States and traveled abroad during her lifetime, “I did a lot of traveling and that’s what I loved the most,” she says. “I’ve been lucky to go to Alaska three times and even won a trip to London!” Judy said she drove to Alaska, but, “I didn’t drive in the mountains,” she commented with a laugh. “They are just so huge!”
She says she stayed in Minnesota until her four sons were grown and gone. “Three of my children have passed away, but my oldest son had five children and my youngest had two, so I have seven wonderful grandchildren and I’m so proud of them all. They make my life interesting,” she said with a sparkle in her eye.
In addition to traveling for pleasure, Judy’s career as an in-home health care provider has moved her to places such as Rochester, MN, Tennessee, Arizona, Duluth and Door County, Wisconsin.
Judy joined the Aase Haugen famiy in June of this year. “I like it here,” she says. “Everyone is helpful and kind and it is so good to get healthy meals and assistance with my medication.” Speaking of food, she says her favorite foods are potatoes and shrimp and she loves roses – specially yellow ones. “My grandmother had a green thumb and she had the best gardens, but I was always too busy to try to grow them!”
Judy says she’s looking forward to seeing the new nursing home. “I don’t know how long it will take but it will be nice.” When asked to share ‘words of wisdom’ she said, “Just enjoy every day and that’s what I have always done. We don’t know how long we’ll be here so we need to just enjoy every day.”
Thank you for your positive attitude and friendship, Judy! We’re so happy you are part of our Aase Haugen family!
– Judy Schneekloth, Resident at Aase Haugen