Message from AANR President – Kathy Watzel

Fellow Nudists,

I hope that you are safe, healthy, and stay informed wherever you are. If you have had the opportunity to go to the grocery store or to get gas you might have seen the positive messages on the signage as you drove by on your way to the store. The most common, “We’re all in this together.”

I am finding people are friendlier and kinder. I was standing at the front of my local grocery store waiting to talk to the store manager (at least eight feet from the nearest open checkout line). While I was waiting five shoppers got into line. Every single one asked me if I was in line, not wanting to cut
in front of me.

My daughter was waiting in line to get into Costco. They were limiting the number of shoppers in the store. She learned the elderly couple, just in front of her, was in line just to get bleach. The husband had just gotten home from the hospital. When they made it to the door, the sign at the door read “no bleach.” This was the fifth store they had been to looking for bleach. My daughter asked them where they lived, called her husband to make sure they still had the two gallons of bleach at home, and invited them to stop by her house and
pick up a gallon. They did.

I’m sure you can all share stories similar to mine. COVID-19 has forced our daily routine to take a big detour; however, it has also given us opportunities. We are now spending more time with our families as well as completing all those projects around the house we’ve been ignoring or putting off.

It also gives us more opportunities to do things around the house in the nude. One of my nudist friends told me earlier: “I’m naked so much at home now that when my dog sees me put on clothes, he gets excited. He thinks we’re going somewhere.” I know many of you are working from home. Something you haven’t been allowed to do in the past.

If you are working from home in the nude just remember you are nude and don’t get yourself in an awkward situation with your conference calls. I have heard too many stories of nudists driving home in the nude, from a nudist resort, only to forget they were nude when they arrived home. Imagine their neighbors’ surprise as they were getting out of their car!

While you’re following the stay-at-home mandate, you might treat yourself to a facial, moisturizing from head to toe, put on your favorite perfume or cologne and lounge about naked with a glass of your favorite beverage. You’ll feel lovely, liberated, and slightly eccentric – a good combination.

Take a nap in the middle of the day. Take a soak in your hot tub or bathtub soaking away, in all your glory, in a dedicated sanctum of serenity. While supporting your local restaurant, order your take out in the nude
(they will never know).

Turn cleaning into a naked dance party – throw on some tunes, and enjoy being in your birthday suit and have some fun. And of course, many of us are finding ourselves on our electronic devices more. I am including a list of wonderful sites that you and your family might be interested in exploring while at home.

There is so much out there to help keep you active, entertained, and having fun while staying home, and it can all be done in the nude.

I wish you and your family safety, wellness and calm during these challenging times.

Kathryn J. Watzel
AANR President