Credit: Tosca Radigonda


Three bulletin boards help keep track of events in the three areas of Willebeek-LeMair’s life: home, children, and business. A wire-mesh file on the wall contains bills, bank statements, and other papers that require filing. Its lower basket is for items to take the next time she leaves the house. Papers that once covered her desk are still within reach, stowed in her original filing cabinets. Labeled boxes on shelves contain rarely handled items, such as her sons’ artwork, stationery, and business paperwork. Frequently accessed supplies, such as copier paper, are kept in open trays. An office clock adds a businesslike touch.