OK -- I do have an AARP card! And I readily accept the senior discount at Hancock and Jo-Ann Fabric stores!
I am middle-aged for my family. We may be short but we are extremely long-livers!! Three out of four grandparents were almost 90 or older when they past away. I had 4 or so great-grandparents over the age of 90 when they died.
So .. I'll be around for a long time haunting you with my actions and beliefs. (Did you like that segue to Halloween?????? That's the most Halloween you will get out of me!!! Don't come here for chocolate .... it disappeared!)
So I remember a different life and a different time.
I remember a time when single women could not get birth control with their medical insurance. That was a benefit for married women only. If then!!!!!
I remember a time when a married woman could not get a department store credit card without her husband's signature.
I remember a time when a woman's money ... even in a separate account ... belonged to her husband.
I remember a time when women could be dismissed from a job because they were pregnant. Of course, that was a self-induced illness!! Oh yes .... and the public really couldn't know you were pregnant!
I remember a time without maternity leave or job guarantee when you returned.
I remember a time when women trained men for a job ... only to see the men make 35 cents an hour more than the woman.
I remember a time when career choices were much narrower ... secretary, beautician, teacher and nurse. Oh yea .... and the most sought after degree .... Mrs.
I remember a time when a woman wanted to go to a school event ....... they weren't working like a man would work. But if the man wanted to go to the same school event .... What great fathers they were.
I remember a time when sexual harassment was swept under the rug ... because Boys will be Boys.
I'm old enough to remember that stuff. And old enough not to want my daughters to go through that again!
So I just have to share my favorite USA-made campaign paraphernalia.
Finally!!!!! Someone is thinking about me!!!!!
Works great on those damn hot flashes!!!!!!