Want to know who makes the League special? We’ve started an initiative to feature our membership on our “Meet the Member Mondays” blog series. Check back often to learn more about our members, see the diversity of our membership and see why they think the League’s work is important.
Name: Mary Jane Loosley Lindaman
Day job: Professional Retiree
3 words to describe you: sometimes mellow feminist
Why you are involved with the League: I wanted a way to be involved with politics without being involved in political parties. I wanted to be with thoughtful people to talk about important issues of the day and work towards improving our state, community and country.
My favorite experience with LWV has been: Naturalization ceremonies (ultimate feel good)
On the weekend, you can find me: working on projects around my house or spending time with my family
Favorite Tulsa restaurant: Boston Deli
Favorite vacation destination: Red River, New Mexico
People would be surprised to know: I played golf for Oklahoma State University before there was an official team and well before Title IX
Words to live by: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
If your day had 25 hours, what would you use the extra hour for: Probably organizing something usually involving a spread sheet
One item you can’t leave home without: my glasses. It is best for the safety of Tulsans traveling on the streets that I have them.
Favorite meal: grilled salmon, oven roasted onion potatoes, salad with bleu cheese dressing, chocolate icebox pie (no calories there!)
Beverage of choice: chardonnay or Diet Coke (depends on the time of day)
Who is your hero: Erma Bombeck – I raised children during the 80’s. Erma helped keep me sane. I sent her a poem I wrote once and got a letter back from her. It is one of my treasured keepsakes.
Biggest pet peeve: People who talk before they think.
What makes you laugh: My husband, books written by either Erma Bombeck or Bill Bryson, and my granddaughters.
Best movie seen/book read lately: “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin
What should be taught in school that isn’t currently: Practical sex education and personal economic skills (e.g. how to prepare a budget and balance a checkbook)
Favorite Tulsa activity: Oktoberfest, Woody Guthrie museum, Utica Square any time of the year
One word to describe Tulsa: Evolving