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ID: Jacqueline Kay Tuthill

  • Jackie Tuthill<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Jackie Tuthill<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

There are 16 towns named Amherst in the United States, and Jacqueline Tuthill (of Amherst, Mass.), a seasoned traveler, has visited — and photographed — all of them. She plans to produce a booklet about her adventures soon. Her work can be seen at the Lathrop Community in Easthampton.

Full name: Jacqueline Kay Tuthill

People know you as: Jackie

Date and place of birth: May 1938, Hazleton, Pa.

Address: Amherst

Job: Retired administrative assistant

Who lives under the same roof as you? My hubby, Bob

Children: Two boys: Will, a lithographer, and Rick, a network architect

Education: Bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia

Hobbies: Taking photographs to share with others; rubber stamping and watercoloring cards; gardening to invite birds and butterflies for photography

Book you’d recommend to a friend: Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth”

Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Five items you can’t live without: My camera to capture unforgettable images; a car for traveling, especially to National Parks; books for learning and pleasure reading; the piano for relaxing; the CD player for classical music entertainment

Last thing you purchased just for fun: A small camera to have with me constantly to capture that fleeting memorable moment

What’s at the top of your bucket list? Seeing the grandchildren graduate from high school

Life-changing experience: Getting married. I met my hubby at a bus stop

Strangest job you ever held: Packing parts for Mercedes Benz automobiles

A little-known fact about you: Worked in a research laboratory with the rabies virus

Dumbest thing you ever did: Discarded some rings wrapped in a tissue in a public receptacle

One fashion you’d like to see return: Cool colors for the older woman with styles that accentuate the figure

What really sets you off? People with cellphones glued to their ears — everywhere

If you could spend the day with a celebrity from any time in history, who would it be? Ansel Adams, an environmentalist and a black-and-white photographer who developed the Zone System (depth of field)

Best advice you ever got: As I was growing up my Mother always said, “You will understand as you grow up.” Wisdom comes as we age

Favorite team or athlete: The Patriots are my favorite football team. I’m in awe of Tom Brady and his accurate passes

What does your ideal weekend look like? A hike in Quabbin — The Accidental Wilderness — where photographic opportunities abound

One thing you would change about yourself: Take more time to just be idle

What gives you the creeps? Cockroaches because they represent unclean places

People who knew you in high school thought you were: Quiet

Whom do you most admire? The president of the United States — whomever — a person willing to take on the tremendous task of managing government.

Parting shot: Relish each day and photograph the images in your mind, or with a camera

Editor’s Note - To suggest someone for ID, email Keri-Ann Aubin at kaubin@gazettenet.com.

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