Bipeds of Brookland: Audrey Aiken

Posted by Abbott Klar Real Estate on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 9:23pm

Bipeds of Brookland:

Introducing the people who make Brookland their home, one step at a time.

Audrey Aiken

Bipeds of Brookland: Audrey Aiken

Audrey Aiken retired after 41 years as an analyst at the Department of Labor. She entered the Peace Corps and went to St. Lucia in the Caribbean, where she worked in a senior center.  

After having volunteered many years with the AARP in Washington, her main job in St. Lucia was “working with the elderly, to bring programs similar to the AARP’s, because many seniors stayed home alone all day. This island had more centenarians than any other Caribbean island.” Audrey enjoyed her time there and, “At the end, they announced that I had more visitors than anyone else. I had 18 visitors.”

Audrey was born in DC, northeast of Capitol Hill. She has one daughter and three boys who grew up in Brookland where she bought a house in the 1980s. She has been a member of the Brookland Garden Club for years and loves flowers. Audrey wishes she “all the money that I spent on flowers that died.  I don’t know how I came to love gardening, except I guess when I went to see my grandmother in North Carolina, she had a lot of acreage.”

“One of my dreams is to go to the premier garden show in London.  I go to Philadelphia every year for the premier flower show. . . I love the Franciscan Monastery.  My favorite part is the replica of the Garden of Gethsemane on the lower level.  It is definitely a place to go when you want to chill and figure out life’s mysteries.”

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