Aging women have achieved three categories of identities: first as an individual, second as a friend or a partner, third as a member of the world community. Quoting from the Amazing Attributes of Aging; Silly and Sacred Stories of Blue Garter Friends dictionary, one woman may be allied, another brave, another direct, some are independent, most joyful, loving, mindful, peaceful, tranquil, unique, welcoming and zeitgeistful. Yes, many are "zaftig" as well. That word brought tears of laughter to the women attending our book presentation at the Bell Library.
The diverse audience nodded as vignettes from our book reminded them that "behind every successful woman is herself," "the older you become, the more likely you are to be an exception.," and to quote Coco Chanel "On the feminine psyche: Women can give everything with a smile, and with a tear take it all back."
Our next presentation of "Friendships to Remember" will be in St. Peter, MN on September 25. For more information, contact us through our website: www.amazingaging.com.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
My Blue Garter girl friends continue to make history by having fun. Now we all are 70! What is next you ask? Well we know that we don't have to prove ourselves any longer. The rest of our life will be what we want to make it. Some of us are following the advise to "try something new every week." Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez reminds us to "Be yourself on all counts, without apologies."
Honoring our daughters, Amazing Attributes of Aging; Silly and Sacred Stories of Blue Garter Friends has become our message to our daughters. We see them as the next agents of leadership in our world. We have learned to listen, not just give advice as an elder. In our wisdom, two steps forward and one step backward is not the end of the world. It leads to new beginnings.
Join me in Sun City, Arizona, the Maricopa Library System's Bell Library located on 99 and Bell Road, for a Power Point documentary based on Amazing Aging. March 23, 1 PM in the North Conference Room.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Rose Floral of Stillwater, Minnesota has been one of our best distributers. Quoting Manager, Andy, "The book has been a good seller for us." Entering our second year since publication we are looking to expand our outreach to book clubs members who are interested in a light heart warming read.
Visit Amazon or www.amazingaging.com for purchasing details. Discounts for single order of 10 or more books are available.