Friday, April 25, 2014

"W" is for Women

Here I am combining some fun tonight! I will share random pinkness here and join Beverly and Ms. Jenny for Pink Saturday and Alphabe Thursday. I hope you stop by and visit all the creative hearts sharing their favorites with us.
I know I can be hard on myself some day's. I like this quote and the pretty sky streaked with pink! I find if I trust God and let go of the negative I feel better!
Did you know that Grandma Moses started painting in her late 70's? She lived to be 101. Her birthday was September 7th, a date she shared with my sister Mary. When Mary was a kid she wrote Grandma Moses a letter along with sending her a birthday card. Grandma Moses sent my sister a letter! What a joy! She was an incredible American folk artist and her paintings are so interesting. She was a native of New York state and she had to abandon a career in embroidery due to arthritis. She said she took up paining tin order to create a Christmas gift for the postman. She thought it was easier to paint a picture rather than bake a cake in a hot oven! She is one of the amazing women I admire. I chose the "W" letter for Women! I will try not to get to lengthy but I share lots of my favorite strong willed women and heroes on my pinterest page.

My precious mother (with the baby in her arms) and her sister Ann (head down) and my grandmother BFF Cecilia. Beautiful incredible strong willed women. My grandmother survived the death of her husband early on and her teenage son. She raised her phamily with   perseverance and never complained. She died too soon from stomach cancer. My mother was a hands on mom who took care of her phamily while my father worked long hours at the steel mill. She baked the most amazing bread as light as a feather and the best cream puffs you would ever taste. My aunt Ann lost her battle with Lou Gehrig's disease too young but she could bake a cottage cheese potica to make your mouth water as well as apple strudel! Beautiful women who influenced my life tremendously.

Cleo Parker Robinson is a Denver native. She was born in 1948 and nearly died at the age of ten.when her kidneys shut down and a segregated hospital in Dallas did not admit her quickly enough to prevent heart failure. She was told she would be bedridden her entire life so she threw herself into dancing to ease the pain in her body and to overcome racism.  Her life is very interesting and she eventually formed her own dance company. I am always stunned at racism and wonder what gets into a persons mind to hate one of a different skin color. I have always admired Cleo Parker Robinson and wish I had the fluidness to dance like she danced. 
Hawaii's Princess Ka'iulani in London, 1895 She was born October 16, 1875 in Honolulu, she was named (in part) after Queen Victoria, she spoke several languages fluently, and her name means “the royal sacred one” in Hawaiian. Princess Victoria Ka’iulani, a boldly professing Christian, was the last crown princess of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Wow! She is a true Christian hero!
No one other words are needed.
Auntie Ang and Jeremy (with Uncle's hat). She was a great influence in my life and I hate cancer because it stole her from me! She was my mentor, a shopping buddy, a good lunch pal and she taught me to stick up for myself and never take anything from anyone trying to undermine me! I miss her along with my mother and grandmother too.
Mother Teresa was just awesome. People wear ribbons to support various causes. She got down to the nitty gritty and cared for the dying, the unloved in India.
Oh Dolly! Another influential woman I admire. She rose up from absolute poverty to make a career in music and she can write a song like no other. I love Dolly and she is pretty in pink! Please visit Jenny and the Alphabe Thursday kids and stop by and give Beverly a shout too!

Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

I want to add a few prayer requests, please.

William, struggling with old age, alcoholism and serious health issues

Leena, a little girl hospitalized with huge intestinal problems

Tony struggling with alcoholism and lonliness


Denise said...

Enjoyed this awesome post, you beautiful woman you.

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

What a great post!
Love all these women. HPS

Edna B said...

Well, I've finally got caught up with your posts, and I've enjoyed myself tremendously. All the photos are just wonderful, and I especially enjoyed the story of Judge Tekavee.

It was wonderful seeing all the family pets. It always warms my heart to see other folks treating their furry friends as family members.

I too hate cancer. I've lost too many loved ones because of it. I'll be glad when it can finally be done away with.

Spring is having a tough time getting settled in here. We get a few good days, then the cold comes back for a few days. I was so hoping on a long warm Spring this year. Ah well, at least its not snowing. lol. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

jack69 said...

Wonderful post. One must have an eye opener to see the power of the woman. the power of a woman is many times overshadowed by her love, and misunderstood to be a weakness, therefore 'the weaker sex', what a joke.Over the years I have gained respect for my Sherry's strength and that of my mama, her mama and my sisters.
Love ya!!!! Good one...

TexWisGirl said...

you have showcased some wonderfully strong women. we tend to be so hard on ourselves instead of celebrating all the good things we are made of. :)

LV said...

A great post featuring some of the best personal ladies and otherwise. Trust you and family are doing okay.

Betty said...

I really enjoyed your post today. I don't fully understand how people can hate someone because of their color either. However, I'm old enough to remember seeing some horrible pictures on television during the 50's and 60's. I was fortunate to have parents that taught us it was wrong. There's still so much hate in the world. Sometimes I just want to turn off the news and bury my head in the sand.

Mevely317 said...

Oh my gosh Anne ... you write so powerfully. I've little doubt your mom and Aunties would be so proud of you. What a great legacy you're leaving to your daughters!

Unknown said...

What a fun and encouraging post - Loved that quote! And such an important reminder that we are never too old - yay.

Intense Guy said...

You had some marvelous role models - and you hold your own with this list!