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Wednesday, 16 March 2011
My Mother was a "Joiner": Fearless Females - 17.
My mother, Kathleen Weston, nee Danson oif Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire (left) was a "joiner". Because of my father's work, we moved around a lot, and Mum joined whatever women's group was there - Mother's Union, Townswoman's Guild, Church Work Group, Parent-Teachers Association, Women's Rural Institute (WRI) .
Whenever there was a coffee morning, bring & buy sale, spring fete, summer fete, Christmas fete, Mum was part of the activity, with her contributions for the sales tables - aprons, cushion covers, doll's clothes, soft toys and of course cake and candy.
For Mum was also a "stitcher" and was always making something. See my posting "Happiness is Stitching" Dec. 2010.
She entered WRI competitions, taking part in a catwalk show to model an outfit she made and (left) is an Alice in Wonderland collage, made for my daughter, that won a prize in a category "Tomorrow's Heirlooms.
All the moves meant I was at three secondary schools. Later in life, Mum's example left me an important message on how to make friends and become involved in a new community. An inspiration!
Fearless Females is a blog In honour of National Women's History Month in the USA. Suggested by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist, it provides 31 Blogging Prompts for March.
March 17th - What social groups did your mother or grandmother belong to?