Kensington Park resident Mae MMae M. grew up in the Kensington area. She is very proud of her community and loves to teach its history through storytelling. She remembers when she attended Kensington Junior High School and finds it funny that she’s now back where she started many years ago, living on the same property where her school once stood. Mae attended Montgomery Blair High School where, at age 16, she was granted the opportunity to work at the U.S. Department of State. After graduating from high school, Mae was married and proudly served at the State Department during World War II.

Mae has two daughters, Linda and Bonnie, of whom she is very proud, and was a very actively involved mother as they grew up. She was also always willing to take a niece or nephew under her wing when needed. She enjoyed sewing and made costumes for Albert Einstein High School when Bonnie was a cast member of its student production of “Brigadoon.” Mae made most of her children’s clothes when they were growing up and taught her daughters, family members and neighbors to sew. Mae enjoyed cooking, hosted church youth group dinners, and led courses and progressive events for Job’s Daughters International, an organization that teaches girls and young women leadership and development skills for adulthood.

Mae has been a dedicated member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church for many years and is very proud to say she is its longest-standing congregant. She was the wedding reception planner at St. Paul’s for several years, and also served as a community volunteer who taught Sunday school, led a Brownie troop, was a member of the Kensington Women’s Club and was in charge of decorations for the Friendship Club, a community potluck luncheon hosted by St. Paul’s.

Mae loves the beauty of Kensington and enjoys rides through the neighborhood and local parks. She says she enjoys socializing with anyone who has a good sense of humor, and her two most favorite things are Diet Coke and creamsicles. If you see Mae, please stop and chat with her. She would love it!

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