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Published:September 27th, 2006 08:27 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Mary Louise Floyd, Author of Retired with Husband

Judyth Piazza chats with Mary Louise Floyd, Author of Retired with Husband

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Mary Louise Floyd writes from her own experience as a wife, mother, homemaker, educator, speaker, and civic activist. A retired boomer, Floyd has been married to her husband, Ed, for 28 years. Their son, Spencer, a recent college graduate, is what Floyd describes as an archetypal Gen-Xer. " Since her retirement in 1999, Floyd has remained active by immersing herself in community service. She served as President of the Mount Paran Woods Garden Club, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Keep Atlanta Beautiful and on the Members Guild for the Atlanta Historical Society.

Prior to her retirement, Floyd worked as a successful educator for more than 30 years, serving as a high school English teacher and a library media specialist. A member of the Smithsonian National Faculty and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Educators, she holds an M.A.T. in English and an Ed.S. in Library Media. She has published numerous articles on civic matters and education issues in the Citizen`s Review, Libra News of the Columbia Library System, Media Educator: Journal of the Georgia Library Media Department, and School Library Media Quarterly, among other publications.

As Business and Professional Women`s Young Career Woman of Georgia in 1973, she lobbied for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and advocated empowerment for women through education and career opportunities. Now she envisions the power of women leading her generation into a new era.

An empty-nested mother and incurable superwoman, Floyd lives and continues to grow with her retired, corporate-attorney husband in Atlanta, GA.

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