Jackie loved animals...a lot, way a lot. One day she came home from the Auction with 2 white long tail rats and a habitat thing like an aquarium. They um..."escaped" suddenly one day. heh ;-) There were a handful of Cats, 2-3 different Dogs. One little black and white dog like the little one I've seen in pictures on her Facebook, she named it Lucy. That dog tormented the black lab we already had. There was a black Cockapoo named Felix. Smartest dog I've ever seen. When we bought our first house, the new neighborhood had no fences. Felix was like the "Spanky" of the neighborhood pack of dogs. They followed him everywhere. German Shepherds, Labs, other muts following this puny little black curly haired dog around. It was hilarious. Jackie and I both swore he understood English perfectly.
Jackie always kept a nicely decorated house, kept it plenty clean, but don't look in the closet, LoL. She was always a decent cook then, a good one when she wanted to be. Except she would ruin a steak, always well done, sometimes blackend. That's how she liked them. I dunno?
She had many friends, she was a "life of the party" kind of person. A great hostess. She made me smile, even when I was shaking my head trying to figure out what the heck she was doing sometimes. She was fun, sometimes in a "yikes" kind of way.
She didn't demonstrate the business acumen then, at least not to me, but she was a clever and imaginative person, so I'm not surprised she eventually created her own successful business.
I haven't been in much contact with Jackie after Andrew graduated, but one thing I'm certain of; The world that knew Jackie, will miss her. May she rest in peace.