…the great Ella Fitzgerald was born. She overcame adversity (including the deaths of both parents when she was young) after discovering her talent and putting it to use. Today many people are remembering her and celebrating her life (here and here, for instance). I think I will just share some of her talent here and maybe others will also become fans of hers:
Although I haven’t watched live television in many years, I do enjoy a good series on DVD, and am blessed with an awesome public library that offers many shows in their entirety.
Recently I stumbled onto a lovely British television series that my husband and I really like. “As Time Goes By” features a couple who were once young and madly in love, but separated by a war and then a lost letter. Years later, after she has been married and widowed, and he’s been married and divorced, they run into each other again.
The humor is often subtle, and the relationships among the characters quite realistic. Unlike many American comedies, the humor doesn’t hit you over the head. You have to pay attention. I also appreciate that each episode doesn’t end up neatly tied with a bow.
If you’re looking for something light and fun to watch, give it a try!
This winter’s Women’s March in Washington D.C. might have made you think that women want to wear silly pink hats and dress like female genitalia. Not true! Some of the noisy ones may feel that way, but many of us disagree.
In a similar vein, the women involved in the recent “Day Without a Woman” also failed to reflect many of us. Check out this article by a homeschool mom for a different viewpoint.
It’s easy to find people who have been stopped by a challenge. It’s a lot harder to find someone who overcomes a challenge, especially when they’re elderly. Here’s a lovely article about a woman who is bedridden and stuck in a nursing home, and how she has discovered that painting is enjoyable and helps her pass the time.