Females who have influenced me. Written for Women Writing Women Group.
|There are so many women who have influenced me. This may be a long story. Stay tuned and here goes. |
My Grandmother, mother and Great Grandma. Grandma and Grandpa, my mother's parents helped raise me. Dad was in the Air Force and went to Viet Nam three times and I spent all my summers with my grandparents and Mom was with Dad in the summer when he wasn't in Viet Nam. Grandma went to church and I went with her. I go to church on my weekends off still. Grandma had a lot of advice but I didn't always listen. Now, that I am older, I know now, she was right about things. Mom. We would argue about my make up, guys I wanted to go out with and my skirts being too short. She could be understanding. She spoiled me and she didn't work a job. She is good at crafts, sewing, shopping and taught me how to dress nice even though I am older now. Great Grandma. I wrote a story about her. She spoke her mind, had a cure for warts and wasn't afraid to let someone know they were in the wrong. These women influenced me. I still have Mom and we are closer then ever now.
Jackie Kennedy. I thought she was a Princess or a Queen. I was impressed with her clothes, manners and she was First Lady. I wanted to be her when I grew up. She was so elegant. Caroline. I wanted to be Jackie's little girl. Caroline and I were about the same age. I had seen President Kennedy in person and when he got shot, we lived by Washington, D.C. It was a sad event watching the funeral on TV. Jackie was so sad. Little John saluting. How sad was that? When Jackie married Onassis, Jackie seemed different.
Linda Evans. I loved watching her on "The Big Valley." I wanted to look like her and she got to act with Lee Majors, Peter Breck and Richard Long. She was beautiful and I wanted to be her. When she was on "Dynasty", I admired her.
Susan Dey. Laurie Partridge. She got to be around with David Cassidy. I would loved being around him. Laurie was in high school and had neat clothes, in a band, boyfriends and did cool things in school. I wanted to do those things she did. I didn't have as many dates as her. She was a role model.
Charlene Tilton. Lucy Ewing. Lucy lived with her grandparents. She was rich and spoiled. She was pretty. I wanted to be like Lucy. My family wasn't rich but as a only child, I had everything except a steady boyfriend and there plenty of time for that my mother said. Lucy had a variety of clothes. I was impressed.
Taylor Swift. I admire her beauty, her songs and her songs remind me of my ex-boyfriends so I can relate to her.
Women of the past. Jane Austen. She was a great author and I want to write like her. I have a Jane Austen Group here and who doesn't want Mr. Darcy? She lived and wrote romances about her time period. The balls, characters, her dialogue and she knew how to write a great story.
Joan Of Arc. Celtic Women. They led men into battle and weren't afraid. You have to admire them for their boldness.
Princess Diana, Princess/Duchess Kate. They are royalty and I have always wanted to be part of a royal family. I love the past about Queens, Kings, Knights and medieval times. They act like regular women. I was sad when Princess Diana died. She helped out charities and was a good mother and a caring person. That is the kind of Princess a woman should be.
Danielle Steel. I love how she writes a story. I want her writing talent. Hers and Jane Austens!
Ameila Earhart. She flew around the world. Men thought only they could achieve this.
Clara Barton. Florence Nightingale. Nurse I admire. I happen to work in nursing and they were nurses without the conviences we have now. I complain about my job but they had to rough it. They made a difference for nurses. Thank you, ladies.
Women. They play an important part. These are the women who have influenced me. In my life, I have loved them all.