by a Broadmead resident
Betty Dickinson looks forward to getting to know people at Broadmead, whom she has found to be very friendly. She enjoys both listening to and performing choral music, reading emphatically nonfiction, including biographies and works about Maryland, especially the Eastern Shore.
Gardening has also been a hobby, so she is considering an attempt at container gardening on her patio.
A graduate of Forest Park High School in Baltimore, Betty received a degree in English from the University of Maryland. Subsequently, she worked in Washington, DC for the Kiplinger Washington Newsletter, where she did fact checking and research, an area that still retains her interest. She met her husband, John, while working in DC and they later moved to Easton. Betty worked for the newspapers of Talbot, Caroline, and Dorchester Counties, including the Star Democrat and the Dorchester News. She was intrigued by the variety of people who retired to that area.
When Betty's parents' health declined, she moved back to Baltimore to care for them. Now widowed, she decided to remain in the Baltimore area in retirement because of the many available cultural opportunities.