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Freethought Today · November 2015

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

Meet our valuable volunteers

Linda Josheff

Name: Linda Josheff.

Where I live: Town of Cross Plains, Wis.

Where and when I was born: July 1946, Madison, Wis.

Family: Husband, Phil; children and spouses, Julie and Rob, Tess and Jeremy; grandchildren, Cameron, 19, Bailey, 17, Addison, 5; dogs, Bob, Annie and Maizie.

Why I volunteer for FFRF: I believe in the work that is being done here.

What I do as a volunteer: This summer I read essay submissions from students.

What I like best about it: Reading what these young people have to say. It pleases me to see the large number of responses and the thought that went into each entry.

Education: Madison Area Technical College, practical nursing program, 1966; MATC, associate degree in human service, 1985.

My day job is/was: Retired LPN with 35 years of nursing experience.

These three words sum me up: Funny, sentimental, impatient.

My freethought heroes are: Anne Gaylor, Christopher Hitchens, Margaret Sanger.

Things I like: Dogs, fresh air, reading, laughter.

Things I smite: Hypocrisy, the denial of availability of birth control for all women.

Sue Schuetz

Name: Sue Schuetz.

Where I live: Cross Plains, Wis.

Where I was born: Madison, Wis.

Family: Sons Steven and Gary, four grandsons, two daughters-in-law, two sisters, a brother and lots of great friends!

Education: Coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison Area Technical College and Edgewood College.

My day job is/was: I worked 18 years for the Dane County Sheriff's Office. Now I enjoy being a very busy and engaged retiree.

Why I volunteer for FFRF: Because I believe in this important work and the amazing, inspiring people here.

What I do as a volunteer: Whatever needs to be done! For example, reading high school and college essays and helping with mailings.

What I like best about it: Being around like-minded people.

Something funny that's happened here: Realizing, every time I walk into the library, Charles Darwin is not a live person.

These three words sum me up: Energetic, creative, curious.

My freethought heroes are: Anne Nicol Gaylor, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, Andrew Seidel.

Things I like: Walking, reading, Wisconsin Public TV and Radio, being with my grandsons and friends and family, staying at my cabin and doing my artwork.

Things I smite: Barking dogs, wind chimes, pesticides.