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March: Women History Month (USA)
« on: March 07, 2023, 04:01:18 AM »
Let's start the month (March) that focuses
on women and their achievements.
 
This is a "Whatever" topic, not related only
to women harmonica players.

Ketanji Brown Jackson (born 1970,
Washington, DC, USA):

She's a Harvard University graduate, an
Associate Justice-Designate of the USA
Supreme Court.

Ketanji is the only African-American woman
to serve on the Supreme Court in it's 233-
year history.

In "Her Honor", a street was named after
Ketanji Jackson in Miami-Dade County,
Florida.

Tell us about your favorite woman this month.
My favorite woman will always be my mother.

Best Regards, Stay Healthy

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2023, 05:47:26 AM »
She was born on November 2, 1924 in a small town. By age 6, she was coming home from school each day to take care of her grandmother and cooking dinner because her mom and dad weren’t home from work yet. By age 12 she had taken piano lessons and was able to play the organ for her church on Sundays. At age 21, she married her handsome soldier who had just returned from fighting in the European Theater in WWII. Together, they left the relative comfort of their hometown and moved out in the country to a farm where they began their life together. Their new home had no electricity or running water, but she made it comfortable as her new husband began farming the land. Her first child was born the next year in 1947. Ten years later, there were six children. She nurtured them all and provided a loving home for all of them.  She eventually saw all six children off to college and supported them in their chosen lives. She was never judgmental with any of them and only offered love and support. After a long and fruitful life, she died at the age of 88, and was buried in the cemetery in her home town with her husband and her parents.
Her name was Frances Schneider Marks— and she was my mother.
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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2023, 09:50:59 AM »
Well, there’s always https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlene_Dietrich
News to some, perhaps.
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Dietrich was known for her humanitarian efforts during World War II, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their American citizenship. For her work on improving morale on the front lines during the war, she received several honors from the United States, France, Belgium and Israel. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female screen legend of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2023, 12:52:16 PM »
Ada Lovelace

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ada-Lovelace

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 01:06:33 PM »
In 1915, Effie Hotchkiss bought a new Harley-Davidson and attached a sidecar to carry her mother, Avis, as a passenger. The pair then set out from Brooklyn to see the Panama Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco. Avis had instilled confidence in her daughter, and when asked if she had fears about the arduous cross-country journey, Avis replied, “I do not fear breakdowns, for Effie, being a most careful driver, is a good mechanic and does her own repairing with her own tools.” The pair were the first women to cross America by motorbike, at a time when the roads, where they existed, were simply horrendous. After visiting the Pacific Coast, the pair rode back to Brooklyn, for an epic 9,000-mile journey.

#womeninautomotive #womenshistorymonth #whm

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2023, 03:23:44 PM »
That was obviously before the AMF Harlleys.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2023, 03:31:44 PM »
I remember as a kid going to Oden's Cycle shop (here in Cleveland) where Tony also sold Lambretta scooters, and seeing postcards on the wall from a guy who bought one and drove it to the tip Peru and back. There's a girl on this list who told me that her dream was to come to the States and drive a Harley from coast to coast. I told her to go for it. ;D ;D
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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2023, 06:52:55 PM »
Mary, Mary Magdalene. Susan B Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O'Connor,  Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod (aka Mata Hari) Bonnie Parker, Dale Evans, Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Evita Perón and my wife Linette

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2023, 07:08:59 PM »
Yep! All pretty notable! ;D
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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2023, 08:09:29 PM »
I deleted my latest one because the topic seems to be limited to Americans.

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2023, 08:53:35 PM »
In the history of our country and our world, we have consistently seen ordinary people … both women and men…accomplish extraordinary deeds. I choose to ignore “whatever month” to be thankful for these miracle workers. I celebrate them all in my way and in my heart. I appreciate that people step up to do good.
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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2023, 11:50:37 PM »
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I deleted my latest one because the topic seems to be limited to Americans.

You must have missed seeing these Gary
 Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod (aka Mata Hari)
 Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Evita Perón

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2023, 09:54:11 PM »
Lockjaw Larry:
I wonder if Effie Hotchkiss met Laura Ingalls Wilder who traveled by train from Missouri to the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2023, 07:14:17 AM »
 Ed, if they didn’t meet they missed an historic moment. 
There’s a historical sign on a bridge named Laura Ingalls near Buckley, West Virginia, on route I64 re Laura’s escape from her American Indian captors.  How she survived is beyond my comprehension.  She had to be a very determined, strong woman.  I assume they were the one and same Laura.
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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2023, 09:23:13 AM »
What, no comediennes?

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2023, 11:45:49 AM »
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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2023, 04:01:32 PM »
  Not bad Gary ;) ;D just to short.

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2023, 09:25:31 PM »
Funny Ladies for John
Lucille Ball  - Toady Fields - Sophie Tucker - Martha Rae - Belle Barth - Moms Mabley - Eva Gabor -
Bea Benaderet - Mary Tyler Moore · Cloris Leachman · Betty White - Valerie Bertinelli - Phyllis Diller Joan Rivers - Gracie Allen - Gale Storm - Jean Carrol and that's all you'll get from me

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2023, 08:23:32 AM »
Thanks for the list of comediennes, Danny.

Of those listed, Cloris Leachman and Phillis
Diller are my Faves.

Cloris was great as Frau Booker, in "Young
Frankenstein", the Mel Brooks Hollywood movie.

The following isn't the exact dialog, but it works for me._

BOOKER: Good night, DOK-TOR FRAHNKEN-STEEN.

Frankenstein (Gene Wilder): Good Night.

BOOKER: Can I get you a brrrandy?

Frankenstein: No Thanks, I'll just go to bed.

BOOKER: a beer?

Frank: No, thanks.

BOOKER: Kaffee?

Frank: No.

BOOKER: Tea?

Frank: No, thanks.

BOOKER: Warm Milk?

Frank: No, thank you.

BOOKER: Hot Cocoa?

Frank: NO, THANK YOU!

(a short pause)

BOOKER: Ovaltine?

I think that she was nominated,
and may have earned a Best
Supporting Actress Oskar for
her portrayal in that movie.

Phillis Diller's wise cracks and
one-liners always broke me up.

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Re: March: Women History Month (USA)
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2023, 10:33:23 AM »
Yeah, the funny ones are pretty much all gone: Madeline Kahn, Kay Ballard, Joan Rivers
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