Ms. Carolyn B. – A Rebuilding Day Homeowner
Carolyn B. is one talented lady. She has worked in housekeeping, catering, teaching and painting, as well as being a mother. Carolyn says you must be willing to do it all when you have to raise five children. She raised no only her own five children, but Ms. B also adopted a niece with cerebral palsy, took in three of her great-grandchildren all under the age of four for eighteen months, and currently keeps her great-granddaughter, who is four, every Friday. Altogether Carolyn has six children, nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Retiring from work at age 62, Ms. B now spends time with family, friends and neighbors. When she isn’t playing the role of care-giver to her grandkids, she enjoys helping her friends with odd jobs. Carolyn also enjoys going out to eat with friends, playing pool with the American Poolplayers Association, and attending church at St. John’s.
Carolyn moved to Oklahoma City from her hometown of Pauls Valley in 1965. She enjoys the city life and having more to do. In addition, the city provided more opportunities for her children. All of her children still live in the OKC area and visit often. The family frequently celebrates holidays together.
Ms. B is used to taking good care of her home. She has put lots of hours into renovations and upkeep, including laying her own carpet and painting rooms in the home. More recently with dwindling health, Carolyn is not physically able to make necessary repairs. She has called on Rebuilding Together for help. On Rebuilding Day, a team will work at Ms. B’s home painting the interior and exterior, replacing the ceiling and tiles in the kitchen, fixing light fixtures and door knobs throughout the home, and installing a handrail for easy entry and exit to the home.