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Margaret Files, Stafford Springs

Margaret Files of Stafford Springs worked in the Emergency Department of Rockville Hospital for many years and was the nursing director for 13 years. After retiring 10 years ago, she took up watercolor painting at the suggestion of a friend. "I had never painted before this and now I find painting very stimulating," she says. She gardens, quilts and she and her husband take trips around the country and Canada. The watercolor painting on the cover is from a photo of a cow she took at a meadow in Chaplin.