Josie Garrett was born on the west side of Chicago and then raised on Chicago’s southwest side, just a stone’s throw from the infamous Archer Avenue.


She now lives in Chicago’s western suburbs near her children but with her two cats. This is because, unlike her children, the cats are generally excited and happy to inspect her holiday decorations every season and listen to her stories about their history and how they came to be in her possession.


It is certain that the cats will receive the bulk of Josie’s estate when she passes.

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