Personal profile: Judy Smith

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Name: Judy Carol Smith

Occupation: chief creatologist and imagineer at Rose Costumes

Website: www.rosecostumes.com

Birth date and place: Dec. 27; Wellsville, N.Y.

Family: sons Patrick, 52; Scott, 50; Terry, 49; and Timothy, 46.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: the freedom to be as creative as I want in making costumes and decorating my store.

My business philosophy is: to make my business successful through superior customer service and by creating an atmosphere that makes a visit to my store a sensory experience.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Simon Doonan, Antonio Ballatore, Robin Brown and Marvin Hamlisch.

My hobbies are: garage sale-ing, sewing and gardening.

The last book I read was: I Brake for Yard Sales: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster by Lara Spencer.

My worst habit is: creative impatience. When I get an idea to create something, I want to do it immediately, regardless of whatever else I have going on.

Nobody knows I: that I do my best work between the hours of 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

The person I most admire is: Annemarie Aldrich, my store manager.

I drive a: 2008 purple Toyota Prius with pink polka dots and a 1978 black El Camino with pink polka dots, “The Rosemobile.”

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: I’d get new garage doors and replace my driveway with cobblestones. I’d hire a strong young man to work in my garden to move heavy pots and rocks.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: Eliminate all the 39 car title loan and payday loan companies that are taking advantage of the people who can least afford their predatory terms.

When I retire, I plan to: I hope to work until they pry my cold dead hands from around my sewing machine. I have no plans to retire.


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