Elaine could perhaps write two Lasting Legacy Online stories. Her first: the story of high school cheerleader, band member and softball player who meet her dream boat at a dance and was wed at age 16. Two years later, he’d return from the draft (to avoid Vietnam) and build a home with his budding bride and newborn son. She found friends and fellowship in the Lutheran Church and worked as a nursing aid. Fast forward 30 years, Elaine has now married the love of her life, blended families, converted to Judaism, served on City Council and flexed her entrepreneurial spirit–beginning Lasting Legacy Online LLC with her husband Dr. Howard Schwartz and with support from dear friend and namesake Justice Kay McFarland.
Elaine’s Lasting Legacy Online story is dedicated to her grandchildren; in it she shares her love of life, her strong political beliefs, advice and lessons she learned on the way and even her favorite beef pot roast recipe. It’s one that ensures those that come after her will hear and know “Pete.”