Meet ruthclark3. This lovely lady, believe it or not, is a great-grandmother! She’s also a reader and, now, a writer here on Squidoo. We’re so glad she has chosen to share her life experiences with us in her lenses. Here’s our interview:
How did you find Squidoo? I found Squidoo through the blog of a Super Squid, Tiffany Dow. She had been trying to encourage some of us lurkers to check out the features and benefits of Squidoo. She loves it and makes wonderful lenses.
Your first lens focuses on toddler girls and their families, and you used your own family as an example. You talk in your bio, too, about a variety of interests and experiences. So what’s next on your lens-making list? I used my own family because I have reared four children, have 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are so awesome. I say that, not because they’re mine, but because they have, in their own journeys, inspired me to greater heights than I ever dared believe I could go.
They encourage me to do things now that I never had time to do back when they were growing up, going to school, and watching me work for them, only them. Giving to others was the theme and fabric of our home lives.
My next lens I think will be about my love of quilting. I started in 2007, well into my sixties, and I haven’t looked back since. I’m creating a quilt for each of my children, grandchildren, and greats. If the babies will hold up for awhile I can finish the adults’ quilts. Quilting is an art and I have fallen in love with everything about the process. I began as a complete beginner and I’d like to document that journey in my next lens (it may take more than one lens.)
My grandchildren’s quilts will most likely be featured in there, also. I have also done some charity quilting for Downy’s Quilts For Kids. It’s a worldwide organization providing quilts for sick and terminal children in hospitals. We wrap them in the warmth of knowing someone cares.
If you could travel to one place you’ve never been, where would it be? If I could go anywhere I wanted, I think it would be a tour of the United States of America. I’d love to own an RV (or maybe just take the Amtrak) and go to all the wonderful places that I’ve never been. I have lived in the South all my life, and I love it. But, I’d like to get acquainted with the many cultures represented in my own wonderful country.
What can Squidoo do for you? Hmm…what can Squidoo do for me? Be patient. I have a lot on my plate at the moment and am trying to get several things done. Some are nearing completion and some are ongoing. I am in training for a new writing career for Kindle and that takes part of my day. I am going to write some non-fiction and some fiction based on true stories from my younger days.
I’m so glad to have found Squidoo, and so grateful to Tiffany Dow for encouraging me and giving me that extra little push, for seeing in me what I could not. I also want to do some ghost-writing. There is a young man, a poet, who wants me to write for him. I’m thinking about it.
Fiction or non-fiction? Fiction and non-fiction. I have so many wonderful memories of childhood it will read like fiction to many, I’m sure, but I’d like to do both.