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This interview with Wendy Kenneally took place in her shop Bruno's after hours.
She discusses being born and raised in Hudson, and how she has inherited the family temper tantrum that they call "The Kenneally". She reflects on her Childhood in Hudson being fairly boring - families getting paid on Thursday nights and then shopping at Sam's Supermarket and the local clothing store, driving back and forth from the Burger King parking lot to the boat launch. She speaks of traveling to Europe after High School and then returning to town and working at Olana as a tour guide. She described her choice to move to Florida after assessing the dismal job market in Hudson. She reflects of her experience of tourist towns, including Hudson. She discusses her family history and their role in Hudson, particularly her grandmother. She comes from a large family. She briefly describes her move back from Florida, to college, to Beacon and back to Hudson in 2006. At that point Wendy bought a building with her sister and started Bruno's at the same time that a lot of top notch restaurants opened in Warren Street. She ends with talking about the beginnings of her interest in ceramics.
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