Arlene Bridges Samuels

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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer
Location Metro Atlanta, GA, United States
Introduction I'm an ECLECTIC. The dictionary even says so- LOL- describing me as “a person who derives ideas from a broad and diverse range of sources.” I grew up in North and South Carolina. My parents owned a professional parade float company called “Universal Decorators.” My childhood was filled with two-lane roads all over the south towing 25 floats for annual festivals and Christmas celebrations delighting hundreds of thousands of parade-goers between the 1940s and 1970s. In grammar school I already knew how to hammer a nail and use a staple gun on fringe, floral sheeting, foil, and festooning. Our floats were my playground, coloring my life canvas with fanciful themes; a candy house, a big jewelry box, a little train filled with children, Santa's sleigh and reindeer, and American flags. Marching high school and military bands with precision steps filled the air with a musical smorgasbord. My interests remained eclectic in college, graduate school, church memberships, positions in Christian and secular organizations, and businesses. Living on a Mercy Ship, and in Switzerland, Romania, and towns in the south expanded my eclectic existence! Welcome to my eclectic world!
Interests Writing, gardening, photography, reading, traveling, singing, coloring. Networking on issues important to me: the US-Israel relationship, adoption, and the pro-life movement.
Favorite Movies Casablanca, anything Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, and Humphrey Bogart, Gone With the Wind, Legally Blonde, It's a Wonderful Life, The Fountainhead, Sweet Home Alabama, The Green Book, I Can Only Imagine, Downton Abbey.
Favorite Music Folk music, Hymns, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, The Temptations, Josh Turner, Big Band, Gregorian chants, Klezmer, Messianic Jewish, Beach Music, Chopin, For King and Country, classical, Solid Gold Oldies.
Favorite Books The Bible, My Utmost for His Highest, Jesus Calling, World War I and II history, Daniel Silva, Joel Rosenberg, world leader autobiographies, Gone With the Wind, Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and C.S. Lewis