from wnyc: Know Your Neighbor: Judee, The Gift Collector
Wednesday, December 22, 2010, By Jennifer Hsu
Last-minute shoppers and re-gifters, let the story of Judee Rosenbaum inspire you to change your ways. Each January, she begins collecting a year's worth of finds for family and friends, precisely chosen items that she trusts the recipient will love.
"I collect everywhere I go," says Rosenbaum. A hummingbird box, an opium bottle, and a tiny Mexican owl sculpture are just a few items among the two hundred or so on her list this holiday season.
Meet this semi-retired teacher who has perfected the art of the good gift in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Note the inclusion of famous left-handers Anetta Stein and Robbie Cano