Feb 02, 2011 11:28AM
● By Style
Photo by Dante Fontana
Her name is Charm, and it fits her well. Charm Juett has packed a lot of living into her 90 years on this earth and she’s done it with...well...charm!
In an era when girls were expected to find a husband, get married, and become mothers, Juett exercised her independence and went to college. Nursing school followed, and she enjoyed a long career as a public health nurse before marrying and raising two daughters. Juett moved from the Bay Area to Cameron Park in 2008; leaving a well-established network of activities and friends has been life changing, but she is determined to build a new life of meaning here in El Dorado County.
As one of the first residents of the Ponte Palmero retirement community, Juett was asked by the activity director to start a knitting group. Currently, she guides the “Knit Wits” to a mission of knitting caps for newborn babies at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. “I had the most marvelous time taking caps down to the nursery and actually seeing the babies wearing them,” says Juett. “They were so tiny and cute and the caps were perfect for them.” Juett intends to keep knitting until her fingers quit moving.
Juett’s past avocations include oil painting, working in polymer clay and wearable art. Two years ago, she took a solo 65-day tour to South America; now the last thing on her “bucket list” is seeing Niagara Falls, followed by a trip down the St. Lawrence River into New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty. All bets are on that she’ll see Lady Liberty – and do it with charm!
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