3 Random facts about Jeanette:
Have you noticed pictures featuring Jeanette with a ukulele? She took up the instrument during the pandemic and fell in love with its joyful sound and versatility. She can even play classical music on it. A travel ukulele fits in a suitcase or carry-on, so she takes one on all her trips. In May 2023, she had the fun of spontaneously accepting an offer to join a traditional Irish music session at O’Brien’s Pub in Liscarroll, Ireland. So now she can call herself an international musician, even though she didn’t know the songs and often resorted to muting her strings and using her uke as a percussion instrument.
Jeanette was born with a rare vision impairment called congenital achromatopsia. She is considered legally blind, has no color vision (picture a black and white movie), and is extremely sensitive to light. She was the first visually impaired student at her elementary school, which wasn’t fun but makes for great stories. Ironically, she is known for her color coordinated wardrobe and fascination with colors.
Jeanette could spend all day in a bookstore followed by an art supply store. The only drawback is her budget (sigh).