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Roving Readers

Jun 24 2014

One of the groups I enjoy in my community is an outreach group of our community theater called Roving Readers.  We do dramatic readings at schools, book clubs, libraries and La Loma. The latest endeavor I'm involved with is Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  It is a timeless little book that explores the roles and multiple needs of women. It spans the generations and it seems as true today as when she wrote it. 

I applaud her wisdom and strength. It is a great read after completing  The Aviator's Wife, the story of Charles A. Lindbergh.  Because he was so esteemed as an American hero, Anne often lived in his shadow.  And yet her writing talents and aeronautical skills were beyond what most women could comprehend in her era. Despite living through the kidnapping and subsequent death of their first-born son, often called the Crime of the Century, her book  reaches out to others in a caring and compassionate way.  If you haven't yet read it, I challenge you to read it. It may help you reevaluate your priorities.

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You might say Carol is constantly on the go. She lives in the West Valley, plays golf, practices yoga, acts in local plays, and volunteers at the Southwest Family Advocacy Center. She loves to travel, and still maintains her license in marriage and family therapy.

For Carol, the key is staying active.

“I think we get old because we stop moving. We don’t stop moving because we get old,” says Carol. Today, Carol teaches a water fitness class and works out for two hours every other day.

“I am rewarded by the stories that come back, the people who say that movement is easier for them now, that they are more flexible or they sleep better at night,” says Carol.

Carol also connects to her community by participating in a neighborhood card group and joining clubs. She misses her family in the Midwest, but encourages others to “take a little risk. Because you need to take a risk if you are going to try something new.”

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