Sharing my adventures in the Colorado mountains in the summer, and beautiful Ft. Worth Texas in the winter.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Women in My Life
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No, I am not showing you old pictures of Texas Big Hair! Yes, that is me (my Jackie Kennedy look) as a bridesmaid at my sister's wedding back in the sixties. I am pictured here with one of my grandmother's many sisters, Aunt Cal. Callie was a woman before her time. She worked outside the home, raised two daughters alone,was the first woman to hold public office in Grayson County, Texas and was a crusader for the suffrage movement.(women's right to vote) She loved to entertain and people coveted an invitation to her festive annual Christmas Eve party; a party she prepared for months in advance. Her purse always had a supply of Juicy Fruit chewing gum, which she loved to hand out.. but only if you gave her a kiss first!. She had a beautiful garden, collected little cream pitchers and her secret passion was watching men's wrestling matches on t.v. Aunt Cal...one of the many women that came before me.
This picture was taken in 1964 when she was eighty.......and she lived another twenty productive years. 1884-1985
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!