THE OLD WOMAN WHO KEEPS A PARROT
(And the Little Conure)
I am a progressive seventy-two-year-old woman who has an opinion about most things.
I live in Victoria, Texas, USA.
In January, 1964, I obtained a BA in English Literature from what was Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina from 1932 to 1963.
It was established in 1891 as a college for women. Today it is known as UNCG. Boys were admitted in 1964.
I was a teacher of English literature for four years in a public high school in the mountains of North Carolina, USA, after college.
Following my tenure as a teacher, I became a social worker for the State of North Carolina. My clients were elderly or disabled. A number of them lived in family care homes or in nursing homes. I placed people in these homes from the state mental hospitals for several years. I also licensed family care homes and foster homes for the state.
I moved to Texas from Greensboro, North Carolina in 1976.
My husband and I started a concrete business in Victoria in 1979 and worked together in the business until his death in 2009.
My daughter and her husband have operated the business for ten years.
I have one daughter,one grandson, a dog, an Amazon parrot, a tiny Yellow-Sided Conure, two Bearded Dragons, and a chinchilla.
I still have all of my teeth and most of my marbles.
If you want to know anything else, ask me. :-) I would like to know about you too. I am particularly interested in what you think.
Thank you for your interest in my blog. I hope you enjoy your visit.
Occasionally, someone asks whether I sell photographs.
No, I don’t sell photos.
However, if a photo here makes you smile, please download it.
That will make me smile!
Che The Chinchilla
We forget we are dead men conversing with dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges