Connie Lane

As Interviewed by Arlo McGill, March 18, 2018

Connie Lane: in her own words

I moved around a lot when I was a kid. My Dad died when I was in high school. I went to, uh, a local college for a year and a half, ran out of money and went to work. Then I got married and I had three children and then we moved to a farm, very small house. And then I had keith.
Then I went to work because things were not going very well there I went, I worked after I had to drop out of college at much, um, in their research labs in Rahway, New Jersey.

Another guy who was national sales manager and I started a company to provide that as a service for lumber yards. We would, we'd have them. We had forms that they would take the measurements and the window or the windows weren't where the plumbing was, etc. And then we would design it and we would send them not only up materials list would sit in the elevation, which is a front view and the floor plan of course. And then we also would send them a 3d perspective picture. We use a lot of white out until we got the software working. And I helped put in all the programming
and basic.

I've had a lot of ups and downs in my life. I worked there until I had started to have children. And back then women didn't work after they had children, they stayed home and took care of the house and the kids and that was their job. And uh, I think it's wonderful that both men and women work because I had been displaced homemaker with being divorced and single for 30 years and we're a lot of women who either had been divorced through no fault of their own or their husbands had died who had, hadn't worked in years because you didn't work back and they, their self esteem was like this.*pinches together thumb and index finger* So, um, what I did is I created a course for penn state for displaced homemakers. I'm it, it became a pilot program all around the state. It was really neat!