James A. Braet

Profile Updated: December 21, 2010
James A. Braet
Residing In: Portland, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Sandi
Homepage: www.truelegends.com
www.funfabrics.com
Occupation: Self Employed Retailer
Children: Jennifer, born 1980; Amber, born 1981; Kendra, Step daughter, born 1986; Kyle, Step son, born 1992, More…Julie, born 1995; Gabe, born 1998; Emma, Grand Daughter, 2010
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After New Trier I attended Gonzaga University in Spokane. After 2 years I quit and went into food service management training.
A few years and miscellaneous jobs later, I started in my own business selling novelties at State Fairs and festivals.
In 1980 I opened a store in a mall in Portland, OR., selling gifts, greeting cards and novelties. The store blossomed in the 80's and but died in the 90's when all the major retailers went in to the gift and greeting card business.
In 1996, as an attempt to stay alive in the retail business I created a Web site. truelegends.com, with 5 pages of different type items, one of them being Betty Boop licensed giftware. I closed the retail store in 1998, moved the merchandise to an old house on my property and expanded the web business to include Elvis, I love Lucy, Marilyn, the Beatles and other legends. More recently I went into the fabric business with funfabrics.com, selling licensed fabrics online like John Deere, Wizard of Oz, Sesame Street. The fabric business has grown to now be the bigger part of the business.

My personal life was somewhat by trial and error. After two divorces, and two children out of wedlock I have found stability and a wonderful wife. 3rd time IS a charm!
My two oldest children are married and the oldest just had my 1st grandchild last August. My two youngest, whom I have custody of from my 2nd marriage, are 12 and 15. My 15 yr old is in choir and singing the 12 days after Christmas that we sung in Boy's Ensemble Senior Year.
Over the last few years, I have been a soccer coach, school PTA president and Soccer Club president

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East

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Central

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