For some reason, Willie Nelson’s My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys is playing on that jukebox in my mind. Ironic perhaps, because the lyrics are actually introspective, speak of a rather casual disregard for women, etc. Anyway. Hem. I don’t really seem to control that playlist!
As a member of AJLI – the international umbrella for Junior Leagues – I am painfully aware that while we are light years ahead of some countries/cultures, there is still so much work to be done for womanhood here in the USA. Still, political and social issues aside, there’s much to celebrate!
Let’s have a cyber party. We’ll make it a nice, traditional tea, so that no matter what time zone you’re in or when you’re reading this, it will be timely enough. Sure, those of you who love a fun hat and white gloves, dress up! But if you’re more comfortable in jeans or don’t have time to change from work, that’s perfect too. After all, that’s the joy of being a woman… we have options!
Be sure to bring a guest. Since I’m the hostess, our guest of honor will be my own maternal grandmother. (So don’t let things like death or celebrity crushes stop you!) I can think of no one I admire more. She was strong, intelligent, educated and just an incredible source of inspiration. I’m also hoping all of my great aunts, my paternal grandmother and some of my favorite teachers will be there too.
We won’t be having a keynote speaker this year… Just chat at your tables, and mingle! I want to meet your guests too. Who will be wearing the guest of honor crown at your table?
(Yes, Gretchen, of course you can come and wear your favorite frock. No Sissy, you don’t have to wear clothes, and if you want to wear your tiara, that’ll be fine too, but you are NOT the guest of honor, okay?)
I’m putting this on my calendar, and maybe next year, I can plan ahead and have a very real cyber celebration for a noteworthy day of honor.