Ann Lindsay Chambers (formerly Annie Ruth)
This is definitely the past — after graduation, I worked at Harris Hospital where the most expensive room was a corner one — $20.00 per day!
I went to UTA when it was Arlington State College and it was a tiny place then, but it meant that we got to do all the jobs on the newspaper as journalism students.
Next I went to the University of Missouri in Columbia where I switched to education, and on the advice of the head of the special education, went into that field. I got a master’s degree and spent 15 years teaching, first in St. Louis, and then in Texas, ending in Fort Worth.
For four years, I worked as a district director for Camp Fire, and spent one Saturday not too long ago at an El Tesoro camp reunion, which was great fun.
I worked as a secretary at TCU, earning a degree in English and journalism, and learning what I really wanted to do — teach in college. I began teaching as an adjunct 12 years ago at Weatherford College, receiving a master’s from UTA in 1995. (Talk about changing from tiny to HUGE)!
From the time I was in junior high school, I had been writing stories, poems, and non-fiction items. So far, I have had 45 poems and 45 non-fiction articles published. One of them, on the beautiful stained glass windows of my church, was printed in history book of the church.
I have been a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church choir for 53 years, and received a lovely plaque after 50 years. I also coordinate the PrayerBear ministry in conjunction with Cook Hospital. I have been a member of Scottish Clans of North Texas for many years and recently became a member of the Forest Park Carter Bloodcare Council.
I’ve never been married and have no children, but live with an adorable apricot poodle named Monsieur Louis. He, though four years old, seems to be going through his second childhood. He has begun getting into things and chewing them, especially papers. Why? Beats me. He won’t tell me. But I love him anyway.