Bouncing back : Octogenerian overcomes obstacles to re-open silk-screening biz with her family

“Resilience is the ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. … Even after a misfortune, blessed with such an outlook, resilient people are able to change course and soldier on.” So explains the Psychology Today website. Those who wish to see that “ineffable quality” of resilience in action should meet Jeannine Richards, a petite 82-year-old widow who works full time as co-owner with her two sons of the newly revived business, Santa Barbara Art and Silkscreen. … Their summer camp venture, which began by driving campers in two station wagons to different locations around town, was so successful that several years later, the couple were able to buy 12 acres next to Westmont College in Montecito for the camp site. more

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