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Lucretia

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Hailing from the Washington, DC area, Lucretia moved to Richmond in 2013. After 10 years of marriage, she moved to RVA as a single mom to a pre-teen daughter Alana (11) and spirit-filled son Parker (7). She and the kids dove head first into new adventures in the River City and have fallen in absolute love with all of its charms, including her partner Danny. On the weekends she can be found running around the city (literally, she is an avid, albeit slow, runner), attempting to maintain something that resembles an orderly home and finding something fun or interesting to do with her family.
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