Crafty great grandmother mends broken hearts - with glue gun


"So many people need someone to talk to," says Reva Hoewing of Poolesville, Md. "I just listen."

The 76-year-old owner of Crafts-a-Plenty does a lot more than that. The mother of five, the grandmother of 12 and the great-grandmother of eight, she still works five days a week in the crafts shop she opened over 30 years ago.

Back then, Hoewing worked as a teacher in a program for underprivileged children. Her crafts lessons proved so popular that locals in her small town of 5,000 began asking her for classes.

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