This week, officers responded to a call to a North Knoxville home when a concerned citizen reported naked looms in a modest brick bungalow belonging to Margaret Davidson. Upon entering a room full of looms, the officers were affronted by two naked devices. A third loom was badly dressed in a project over a year old.
Ms. Davidson told officers she had every intention of dressing all the looms but could not due to working too many hours with people who did not value loom decency. She asked the officers to give her time to comply with the Anti-Nudity ordinance; the officers gave her three days.
When the officers returned to check for compliance, they found the previously dressed loom had been vacuumed under and worked on. The project has shown progress sufficient to comply. The two looms that had been undressed in their first visit now contain a double weave sampler and a lace curtain project.
Ms. Davidson has been given a warning, which will not go on her permanent record, as long as follow up visits show her in full compliance.
The dust bunnies scurrying across the loom room floor are another subject altogether. Fortunately, the health department doesn't know her address.