Vicky Hunt is a resident of Sherman Park’s Roosevelt Drive area. Ms. Hunt has two sons, two granddaughters, and a grandson who live in the Milwaukee area.
Recently, she retired after a thirty-five year career as a mail-carrier with the United States Postal Service. She stays active by driving a school bus for the Milwaukee Public Schools. During the school year, she drives a school bus in the early morning and in the afternoon. She says that she’s not your average bus driver and wants to let the kids laugh a little, but she says overall her goals are to avoid having an accident and get the kids from point A to point B. It’s a job that is fun, and she likes the kids on her bus, but she gives constant warnings to sit down and be quiet.
If you don't find her working on projects around her home or garden, you may find her visiting libraries, entertaining her friends, attending neighborhood block meetings, or picking up trash along the sidewalk in order to keep her neighborhood clean. For Ms. Hunt, the Sherman Perk Coffee Shop is a site of social and cultural relevance in this neighborhood. It is a place where she runs into old friends or meets new people. She goes there to attend musical performances or grab her breakfast.
But there are issues that trouble her too: as a resident of Roosevelt Drive, Ms. Hunt is concerned about safe driving. She lists bad driving habits, such as passing on the right, running through red lights, or not abiding by the bike lanes. This makes the neighborhood streets dangerous and unsafe. She addresses these problems by being aware of what goes on in her neighborhood, and she refuses to let problems define her neighborhood. She has worked very hard to beautify, maintain, and sustain the physical and social character of her neighborhood.
Ms. Hunt has lived in her 1951 duplex for thirty-seven years. When she first saw her her current home, she immediately loved its character, but did not like the mauve carpet or the pink bathroom as much. She is a hard-working homemaker and has done a lot of projects to update different rooms and make her home her own. Ms. Hunt is an avid gardener with a verdant and leafy front yard. Each year, she looks forward to spring when bulbs start to appear. She has a backyard that is perfect for barbecues.
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