Bits & Pieces

I knew I would be erratic in writing my blog; the determination and drive to stay on a schedule eludes me more and more.  The big lapse in posts this time happened because   my computer going  funky on me. I couldn’t stay connected to the internet for more than an hour at a time plus I had to reboot to get back on it. Alex, the middle grandson, came to my rescue and can tell you just what was wrong.

I am still thinking about the Women’s March on Nashville and the people I met that day. Our lives followed very different paths in the 60s and 70s.  I married in 1964 at the age of 20 and by 1969 lived in a small neighborhood of young white families with working dads and mostly stay at home moms. Planned pregnancies, housework and volunteering were the hubs in my life  At the same time they were protesting, marching, and getting arrested for standing up for integration and women’s rights and being against the Vietnam War.

Now in 2015 I find myself on a bus with these women and I am thankful I have been  given the time to think outside my little box and learn, learn, learn.IMG_4198

Published by Judytwiga

I am a freelance writer and photographer who enjoys living close to the action in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the 1980s I created and published Zoo Connections, an international networking publication for non-animal zoo departments. Jobs over the years include working with the developmentally disabled, night front desk at a motel, assistant in development and membership at the NC Zoological Society, Customer Relations manager at Regal Entertainment Group, census enumerator, concessions at University of Tennessee, house cleaner, substitute teacher, sitter for children, houses, and pets. Freelance work at Knoxville News Sentinel and KnoxZine. Contributor to A Knoxville Christmas (2008,2007), and articles for the North Carolina Zoo website. Interested in anything except humorless people and politics. Enjoy reading, Scrabble, Catan, camping. I hold dear family (human and animal), friends, Kenya, Sunset Beach, NC and the Keys.

One thought on “Bits & Pieces

  1. Thanks for saying what I have felt, but never expressed. I missed the sixties revolution, as I stayed at home with my children, not knowing conservative from liberal. My own little world of white bread, Tab, sparkling kitchen floor, enough pennies to buy a tube of lipstick kept my head in the sand. Good for you, Judy, awakening at last. My first MLK parade and my first Gay Pride march taught me that my place in the world can be important too. I only wish I hadn’t missed Woodstock.

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