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:: About Judith Reidel ::

I was born, Judith Marie Reidel in 1944 Queens, NY…The first three years of my life was in Richmond Hill NY… then in 1947 moved to Westbury, Long Island where I was on high honor roll in elementary school…won a blue ribbon for a children’s safety poster at Whalen’s Drug Store... was a Brownie and Girl Scout…until the age of fourteen…“Being a brownie was a lot of fun, I became a good sales person at the age of seven selling girl scout cookies”…What I remember was singing in the rain, swimming in the neighborhood pool, going out to visit my grandfather in the summer…when I think of my grandfather I think of the song “You light up my life”…he was such a special part of my life…I loved him very much…Also there was a lot of vacant property, not like today over crowded…a lot of farm land, potato’s, potato’s, potato’s, we had potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There were a lot of Italian Feasts with dolls that were on a stick, and lots of Cotton Candy…

In 1954 my family moved to Freeport, Long Island near the water…I was ten years old and was always at Jones Beach…Casino neighborhood pool…spent many summers at my grandfather’s house in the Hamptons...always swimming, boating, fishing, crabbing, lots of arts and crafts…going out to Shinnecock Indian Reservation to make Indian bracelets. In the winter we ice skated at Randall Park and spent half the time in the ladies room warming our feet…pajama parties with my girlfriends and sewing with colored yarn the names of all our boyfriends on the back of our dungaree jackets…we also danced our teenage years away at the Highway Inn…and our clothes were so tight we could hardly walk…or wore many petticoats…and the more we had underneath the skirt the better…there was so much starch in them that we couldn’t sit either way…

    Married very young, became a housewife and mother of two sons…Joseph and Barry…Back then if you weren’t married by the time you were eighteen something was wrong…I love family…I love to cook… garden…and walking along the beach…I really believe that God’s gift was my creativity and having a very sensitive humane spirit…  

I decided to go back to school in 1976 and started my career when I was thirty-four and have been creating and designing since then…I am now sixty-five years young and still going strong. I have many years of experience about life… (Wisdom)  “If I die tomorrow I have done everything I wanted to with the exception of finding a soul mate. I still have a lot of energy at sixty-five…I need another sixty-five to do all the things I still would like to do, for example, I want to spend more time with my family up in Vermont, write my memoirs, more art classes, knitting, sewing, and now the Live Decorating/Design service on the computer. My mind is always going”. Smile.

 
 

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