Long-time hobby creates a patchwork of friends
DOWNERS GROVE — It was the early '80s, and Pat Russo just wanted a reason to get out of the house.
The mother of three young children at the time, she needed a night of activity. So she went to her park district hoping to take the first class that looked fun — floral arrangement.
"When I got there, they said, 'That class is full,'" recalled Russo, now 78 and a Downers Grove resident. "I said, 'I've got to take a class. What else do you have?'"
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