9/22/2009

Tuesday - Memories, Storytelling, Socks








A special memory
Ellouise with the San Francisco Gorilla Girls.
Getting back to talking and remembering my days as a feminist activist for equal rights for women brings up some unexpected moments.

After a storytelling at the California College of Arts and Crafts these two great activists showed up. They were called out by my friend, artist Eleanor Dickinson.
Thank heavens they were not after me - they came to give hugs. You know, no one ever knows who is behind the mask - and they don't speak to protect their identity.


1. Something has hexed my desktop computer. I have to dismantle and take to Mr. Boon today with hope in my heart that he can fix it - or else - well, I just don't know what all I will lose if he can't fix it. But I know it would be like brain surgery.

I know. I know. Back-up. Back-up. And I do - every so often. Okay. Okay. That's not enough. Lesson learned. Hope I do not have to pay too dearly for the lesson.

2. Visions of Jonesborough and the National Storytelling Festival are dancing in my head. People we will see, stories we will hear - and the laughter.

3. Revisiting the week-end. Remembering:
* Fun conversations and good time spent with Granny Sue, Larry, Richard and Debbie.
* Blue skies and warm days in the mountains. Pleasant driving. Beautiful vistas.
* A touch of Germany in the Bavarian Resturant where we had lunch in Hagerstown. Interesting collection of authentic steins brought back memories of Bavaria when Jimmy and Monica lived in Munich. Jim and I broke a lot of plastic so we could spend time with them and our oldest grand-daughter.
* Just being with Jim - which is always a plus for me.
* Delicious home-made brownies at the League meeting - what a lovely spread of goodies appeared.

Talk about SPECIAL




Aren't these wonderful socks?
They arrived recently in the mail -
An unexpected surprise

Handmade for me by my friend, storyteller and knitter, Kate Dudding.

These will be a special memory.

8 comments:

Granny Sue said...

I love them! They remind me of the socks my mother used to make for me. So warm and comfy.

Debbie Couture said...

You and Granny Sue have such nice, supportive husbands. We really did have a good time with all of you. A woman from my church now wants to go with us if we go to another storytelling adventure. I really do wish we had stayed and gone to the concert. I love those socks too, Debbie

Mary said...

Kate does beautiful work!! Enjoy them!

Alan G said...

Those Gorilla Girls are quite ominous looking. You’ll have to give us a brief summary (or long one) sometime of what their activities and agenda were comprised of at the time.

And indeed, those socks look like they would be really warm. Especially when you pile into bed on one of those cold winter nights.

ELLOUISESTORY said...

The socks are indeed wonderful, warm and beautifully made. Kate is a knitter par excellence!

Alan asks about the Gorilla Girls. They first appeared in NYC in the 1970s as a protest group - often showing up at events and exhibitions were women artists were under-represented. The idea spread and groups formed elsewhere - in this case Fan Francisco. I felt very honored they came out for me - a salute to work I had done in behalf of equal rights for women in the arts. A hug.

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