Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Mothers

These were they, some may still be:

Margaret Ethyl Betty Beverly Rita 

Sylvia Edna Sylvia . . . and Sylvia 

Marcella Dorothy Faith 

Shirley Beatrice Gloria Ann


  1. Yes, that was my mother until 1965 when she re-joined the workforce and discovered feminism. She was innately designed for it. She rose to the top of a corporate structure after being a stay-at-home mom for many years. But she had yearned...for more.

  2. My mother worked, then didn't, then did, then did a little.

    By 1965, my dad was lucky enough to retire early with assets, later lost causing him to re-enter the workforce.

    Their Depression/War gen had more grit than my 'b-boom' one. They had a productive kind of drive, having had little when young.

    I had too much when young.

    Don't you just love their names? Very few on that list would be chosen by today's 'young moms'.