Choosing a role model can be an unconscious thing and in my experience we Americans have often found them in on TV or in the movies. From Mary Tyler Moore as working single woman to Kerry Washington in Scandal, TV women have influenced our image ow women. From the 1950's and 1960's, I had June Cleaver, Donna Reed and Barbara Billingsley as potential role models. They were all Moms and wore a mandatory apron. Instead, I dreamed of growing up an becoming just like Aunt Bee on the Any Griffith show. Aunt Bee was always kind and she took care of Andy and his family. She was also tough. She organized a protest and she put Otis, the town drunk, to work. She was also a single lady. She was the extra person in the home who was not truly part of the "nuclear family." I have always felt like that. I was welcomed but I was still apart. Aunt Bee still loved, contributed and was her own person. I always wanted to be like Aunt Bee when I grew up.
Diane May 29, 2017
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Then I decided to get a few more shirts and thought that I would sign up to get a few new items on subscription each season. After all, I hate shopping for clothes and I love new clothes. I enjoy seeing this box from Elizabeth & Clark.
|Fall Box From Elizabeth & Clarke|
These are well designed and comfortable. The lace elbows on the Branwell are nicely done and not cheesy. The McCord has interesting textures and a great fit for the shoulders.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
|Torry Pines State Beach|
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
The smart thing was to meet at Euro Pane Bakery for a lovely quiche Lorraine and a double cappuccino. Decisions are best made with a adequate blood sugar and a little caffeine. We have a 10:00 am appointment at Lovely Bride. When we reach the address there is a simple door with a speaker doorbell. This isn't a place you can just walk-in. Appointments are required. We clime several stairs to the upper floor where the lighting is bright and natural. There are racks of gowns - lacy, delicate, beaded and even feathery. I'm thankful I wasn't present for the 40 earlier dresses, just this final decision. I'm not sharing any details...not allowed. She will look amazing. I'm so happy that she has found "her" gown. It is such a personal thing and I know she was getting discouraged (remember she tried on 40 other dresses). I'm happy for her and I'm so proud of my girl.
January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
|Bandit and My Son Rob|
Roger Caras — 'Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.'
Thursday, January 14, 2016
|Lawrence D, Longo|
Today I visited Loma Linda for a WesternU site visit where I had the opportunity to share stories with other who knew and admired Larry. Several mentioned Larry had given them one of the historical medical texts. Larry gave me a pamphlet written in the early days of the bicycle. The OB/GYN basically explained that it was not advisable for women to to ride a bicycle. They might become too stimulated.
I treasure the time I spent with Lawrence D. Longo and I am glad I was able to stay in touch. He always was welcoming when I cam back to visit or when we saw each other a science meetings. My time at Perinatal Biology was certainly a formative experience for me and many others who passed through. Thank you Larry.
January 14, 2016