Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Jeannie Kemp Platt

By Dosia Laeyendecker

Jeannie Kemp Platt wanted to live in a tiny house, but one with a garden, which she has found at Broadmead. Before her move to Broadmead, she lived in a large house off Shawan Road and wintered in the Florida Keys with her second husband, Jimmy, who passed away last November. They were married in 2004.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Jeannie attended Hollins College in Virginia. Her junior year was spent in Paris at the Sorbonne, a valuable experience and a wonderful memory. After her first marriage ended, Jeannie raised her three children in Timonium. Needing a job, she learned to type, and worked for HMS Insurance Company for 20 years. She also worked for her children's school, St. Paul's. In addition, she volunteered with the Junior League and at Pickersgill retirement community.

Her working years formed an important period in her life, a time when she made many close friends. Jeannie has three children and seven grandchildren: a son in Dallas, a daughter in Portland, OR, and another son and his family in Lutherville. Her local daughter-in-law oversaw the move of her things to Broadmead, even putting in some plants, and had everything ready for Jeannie to step into her new home. In time, Jeannie hopes to pursue her hobbies, which include gardening, bird watching, and knitting.

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