|60-something twins (!) Hinda and Ruth.|
You are indeed a fascinating group of women. When I read the abbreviated bios you send with your lovely pictures I'm proud and pleased to realize you take the time to stop by and visit this space.
As many of you have so accurately noted, "It seems the uniting characteristic among all the women is a joie de vivre." Good times, bad times, struggles, illness, triumphs you keep on fighting, keep on striving, keep on smiling. It's truly amazing what you have accomplished through the decades -- and no matter what your age, you have plans and projects. A couple of you have been widowed after long, happy marriages and years later found a new love, which you never expected. Others have been mothers for the first time in your 40s and loving every second of the combination of a well-established careers and the joy of motherhood.
Some of you are happily single, basking in the warmth of your extended families and your animals (I sooo understand) and hoping, perhaps, one day to meet a soul mate.
A few of you plan to retire from your long-time careers. As you prepare to leave your past, you've already started to think about your future. As one of you said, "I plan to do something new and fulfilling and fun, but I'm not quite sure what just yet." You'll figure it out.
Today, I thought it would be fun to have a melange of ages -- just like in real life. Here you are then, from your 40s to your 70s.
Faces of the 40s:
Faces of the 50s:
|Pamela Terry with just the top of Edward's head.|
From the House of Edward
|Teri McClure Elliott|
|Sharon Nanez on her birthday, "playing dress-up in the hat department of Le Bon Marche in Paris."|
|Linda Jean Longenecker|
Oh yes, I've heard from a handful of you who are in your 30s. We would love to see your pictures. We were there and you'll be here, n'est-ce pas?
A demain mes tres, tres, tres chers amis.