Sunday, June 12, 2011

Strong Women

Nana Janes (Juanita Clare Janes)
Nana Janes (Juanita Clare Janes)
Nana Janes (Taken on First Date with Grandpa Janes)
Nana Bernard (Eliza DeLone Bernard--She went by DeLone)
Mom (Margaret VeLoy (Bernard) Janes)
I come from a line of strong women.  My siblings give me a hard time about being strong and stubborn, but they are every bit as strong and stubborn as I am.  I was looking at some pictures today of the women in my family.  You can tell by the looks on their faces that nothing gets past them.  They mean business, and they're not taking no for an answer.  On the other hand, they all had the ability to laugh.

Looking at these women, is it any wonder that my sisters and I still seem to be suffragettes?  We come from strong stock.  The women in my family are not weasels, and we don't lie down and die just because some man thinks they know better than we do.  That's not a bad thing, though, in my humble opinion.  I believe that Heavenly Father meant us to be equal to our counterparts, not subservient.  So to the women who preceded me:  Thank you!   Thanks for showing us the way.  Thanks for showing us that it could be done.  Thanks for not being marshmallows to be squished and fired over hot coals.  I salute you!

1 comment:

  1. They were strong women. I'll never forgot Mom offering to run over two of Joe Conforte's body guards (brothel owner) when they told Mom she couldn't park where she always parked. They moved, and there was a lonely little Volkswagen bug parked in the parking lot that day.