This I Believe - Rhode Island: Railroads

Providence, RI – Many of us have experienced poignant moments during our long-distance travels, those times when we're airborne or riding the rails for hours and stop to think about where we're headed, not just geographically, but, as well, in a more existential, perhaps even spiritual sense. Joanne Perella, has had many such moments in her life.

After completing a 32-year career with the Federal government, Perella now fills her time as an antiques dealer and appraiser, as well as a volunteer for the Community Kitchen at the Rhode Island Food Bank. Her schedule is now flexible enough to allow her to pursue her passions as a writer, antiquarian, photographer, and, as often as possible, train passenger.