In The News: New London Grandmother Marches To A Busy Drum

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DAISY JOHNSON JUST WANTS TO keep busy. That’s why the retired grandmother spends a lot of time helping the 7th Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps of New London organize practices, schedule parades and competitions, write grants, maintain attendance records, collect fees, balance books, call other volunteers, bake cookies, fill out paperwork and wait for packages to be delivered to her house.

“It’s 24/7,” says the New London resident, who in 2003 retired from Pfizer after a 261/2-year career to devote all her time to the corps. “You don’t want any down time,” she says, calling herself “a jack of all trades and master of none.”

“It keeps me busy, and I love it."

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Posted by on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008. Filed under DCI Open.