Friday, April 22, 2022

Men and Women of Note (4)

 That Car:

The 1982 Ghia Brezza Is the First Car 'totally' Designed by a Woman


Marilena Corvasce did the entire auto for the Ford Motor company.

For today:

In my lifetime, I have been blessed with some of the best of women. Mama ranked with the best women in the world of course. I was always proud of my sisters.  When Sherry agreed to marry me, I learned she had a connection with her mother and sisters that would never be broken. They too were also in that group of great and wonderful women.

Knowing great women has been a charm in my life. I am smart enough to know that Women have never been appreciated for ‘smarts’ as they should.  In my Lifetime, especially WWII, at first it was ‘Pin-Ups’ that were noted and made the headlines.

Betty Grable was the most famous Pin-up in WWII

Then after a couple years someone realized that the real back bone of the ‘War-Machine’ were the women left behind to fill the jobs of the men who went to war; and then ‘Rosie the Riveter’ was recognized.

In this century my memory of Helen Keller, Eleonore Roosevelt, Marie Curie, and Rosa Parks jumps out.  We saw and sat in the bus Rosa Parks rode, I think it was at the Henry Ford.

No one should forget Mother Teresa, what a sweet GIVING and love-hearted woman.

And of course for those daring ladies in the air, Amelia Earhart!

Oh did you know that Madam Curie’s body is still radio-active?  She made sure others around her were protected but fell victim to what she discovered, Radium and Plutonium. When you receive a safe x-ray, remember her.

What about you, any lady heroines?


Nite Shipslog

PS: Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt.  ………

"A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water."


 "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."



Mevely317 said...

How I love this post, Jack!
Indeed, our momma's deserve celebrated - whether they're still here or above.
The only name that jumps out at me is Princess Diana. I agree with all of these you mention, and wonder how many everyday heroines are out there going about their lives largely unnoticed.

PS - I never knew that about Madam Curie!

betty said...

Of course my mom, but all moms should be on the list of heroines :)

Queen Elizabeth comes to mind. She always put the Crown first and England first over a lot of things. Some could fault her for this or that, but her devotion to her "job" as queen is to be admired especially as she keeps going at age 95. And she loves corgis!


Susan Kane said...

Such a perfect way to recognize the women in your life!

So many brave women carried the nation to become a country, stay a country, and grow as a country. Names are hidden in history, hard to choose but I will go for Harriet Tubman, Sacajawea, the Suffragettes, and women scientists who made computers work. They were all brave and determined.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a wonderful post honouring women. Thanx Jack.

God bless.

Lisa said...

This was a fun read. As a woman myself, I love seeing the old pinup girls. I know they weren’t back then but now days they seem modest and show courage. I always thought they were prettier than todays model because they were natural beauty and no fake stuff.