Grandma knows Best
When I “opened” yesterday's Times Argus, I was drawn to the article entitled "Vermont grandmother faces second protest trial" about Ruth Jackowski, the 69 year old
What was Grandma doing out in the middle of the busiest intersection in
Ruth Jackowski is part of national group that call themselves the Raging Grannies. This group takes the protection of the world’s grandchildren very seriously. The Raging Grannies are involved in a range of social and political activism that defies that typical “granny” image. Members of the Raging Grannies have taken their post-career and/or child rearing days as an opportunity to speak their minds not only to their families, but to the world. These women have some years of wisdom on me and probably many other people reading this blog. Furthermore, they’ve got all those great feminine attributes such as networking skills, compassion, and determination that are so important to an effective activist. The Raging Grannies explain what they like about “grannying” in the following excerpt from their website
What a brilliant philosophy! Who would arrest a Grandma? Especially for trying to protect her grandchildren. Unfortunately, that's what happened in Bennington on March 20,2003. What a crazy world we live in. We arrest pro-active and loving Grandmas and keep criminals in the highest political office in this nation. Grandma Ruth seems like a much better fit for the presidency and George W. Bush should be awaiting trial.