Feminine Forgery

Fab Female Friday! A mom’s gotta do, what a mom’s gotta do! Even back in the mid 1600’s! Mary Peck Butterworth had seven children and a hubby whose paycheck didn’t cover the bills. The cost of living was sky high—an economic hardship to...

Dracula’s Wife

  Ilona Szilagyi, the cousin of Hungarian king Mathias Corvinus, grew up amid the luxury of court life in Buda. One of three daughters born to  Hungarian noble Michael Szilagyi  and Margit Bathory in 1446, IIona was a privileged young woman. During an age when...

Pancho Barnes

It’s Fab Female Friday! This week: Florence Lowe Barnes, aka Pancho. Maybe you’ve heard about this fearless gal! Aviatrix. Record breaker. Rancher. Stunt Flyer. Mom. Hollywood elbow-rubber. High-flyer. Pancho was born in Pasadena, California in 1901 and...

Famous Failures

Failure! If you’re human you have experienced it. Hopefully, even learned from the experience. We are all familiar with the more famous success-after-multiple-failures stories like that of: Babe Ruth, who struck out 1,330 times but also hit 714 home runs.      ...

Grandy Nanny

It’s Fab Female Friday! And this Friday’s feisty woman is Grandy Nanny of Jamaica. Run-away slave. Guerrilla leader. Politician. Priestess of obeah–an African religion of mysticism, magic, and mayhem. Sold into slavery by a rival tribe as a child,...
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