Monday, March 28, 2016

National Women's History Project Topic: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government


If you celebrate Easter, I hope you had a great weekend!

March is nearly over, but it's not too late to discover all the information on the Women's History website the National Women's History Project during their celebration of Women's History this month. The theme for 2016 is "Honoring Women in Public Service and Government." One of the honorees is  
Ella Grasso
Governor of Connecticut, First Woman Governor
of any US State Elected in Her Own Right
Ella Grasso was the first woman elected governor of a U.S. state in her own right, serving as Governor of Connecticut from 1974 through 1980. Grasso’s political career spanned over 45 years and she won all ten elections she ever ran in. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Ella Tambussi gained a commitment to public service at her alma mater Mount Holyoke College.--Information from the National Women's History Project
Women in government is a timely topic this year because we had two women positioning themselves to be candidates for the office of the President of the United States--Business woman Carly Fiorina and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Fiorina has dropped her bid for the presidency at this time, but Clinton is now getting close to becoming the Democratic candidate for President this fall. No woman has ever been elected as the leader of the USA. 
Flags of World Nations
Other countries have women in the top leadership position. If you would like to see the list of women who are world leaders, visit this website by J. J. McCullough here.
Would you like to be President of your country? Why? Or would you consider becoming an elected official in your local or regional area? Why?
Thanks for stopping by today! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Infinity Dreams Award

Infinity Dreams Award 
Thanks to Emaginette (Anna Simpson) for awarding the Infinity Dreams Award to her blog readers. I of course, glommed on to it because I ache to receive awards, attention, and applause whenever I can! 
Actually I think the award is a lot of fun and I certainly appreciate Emaginette's generosity for the award.
9 Facts About Myself
1. I like potato chips dipped in ketchup accompanied by a cold glass of chocolate milk.
Chocolate Milk
Photo courtesy of by Stuart Miles

2. I kicked up my heels as a hobo from Hooverville in the chorus line of the community players production of Annie. So much fun and a dream fulfilled.
3. I helped to build the ark. No, not THAT ark, silly. The ark is the centerpiece of the Ark Park, a playground for the community.
4. In my bio photo, the red Mustang convertible was a surprise birthday gift from my hubby in 1995. Still drives like it’s new.
5. My older brothers and I all played cornet/trumpet in the school band. They made sure to stand out on the front porch when I practiced at home so the neighbors could see they were not the ones tooting out those sour notes.
6.  I am not a great cook, more of a mediocre cook.
7.  My husband and I were full-time RV'ers for eight years. We traveled and did mission work for our church, as well as pick up odd jobs along the way.
8. We are snowbirds, living up north in summer and in Florida in the winter. I prefer to be called a sunbird because I like the idea of flying toward the sun.
9. I love to play Corn Hole, Ladder Golf, and the board game Pegs and Jokers aka Social Security in Canada.

Here are 9 questions (and my answers) Emaginette asked:
1) What’s your favorite part of being a blogger? I love designing the page. Yeah, really. Finding the photos to go with the words, choosing fonts, what to bold, what to italicize. Then I step back and see what I've created with words and pictures. I love bringing life to a blank page!
2) How many books in a year do you normally read? Funny, but I have never kept track of that. At least 12 and probably up to 36 including fiction and non-fiction.
3) Hardcovers, Paperbacks, or eBooks? I prefer ebooks
4) What does your name mean? Don’t know, make it up. According to Google Janet means "God has been gracious. A feminine form of John." That kind of makes me blush. 
5) Have any of your dreams come true? Tell us. Yes, I imagine all writers dream of being published. I have a byline for freelance articles and an author name for published mystery and non-fiction books. I don't have a print book...yet.
6) What’s your favorite quote? 
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Courtesy of Brainy Quote--I based my e-book for MG girls, Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women on this quote.

7) What are you looking forward to this year? A trip to the South West USA and family camping with kids and grandkids.
8) What’s the first thing you see in the morning? When the blinds aren't closed, I can see the sunrise breaking in the eastern sky. 
9) Guilty Pleasure? Chocolate Frosty (ice cream) from Wendy's
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Now you can play along and pick a question to answer. I wonder if it will be the same as mine. 

Thanks for visiting!