Saturday, February 13, 2010

Aggie, 87. Memphis, TN

Aggie is cool, calm and collected. She wore a yellow thin sweater with a beautiful large gold cross necklace. Sophistication fell off her soft, southern drawl as she spoke about Gene's harmonica playing or jewelry that he made. Agnes has been going to Gene for 40 years.

Here is a comment from Eileen in regard to the weekly beauty parlor ritual. She wrote it on the "Imperfect Women" interview and I thought it was so poignant, I wanted to share it with you:

"... in the midst of real heartaches that women are experiencing (I hear other customers talk of divorce, cancer, death, etc.) these women are still validating life and doing something positive for themselves, and it’s so true that no matter what is going on in their lives, if they can get to that appointment, all is not lost.

Thank you Eileen!


  1. It is so true that the smallest, or seemingly mundane things in our lives, are the things that help to keep us going and in a case like this, promote feelings of well being and self respect. We should all take an example from Eileen.

    Advocating for older women

  2. Well said Jesse, Thank you for all the work you do to promote timeless age!

  3. Being an almost older woman (age 67), how my hair looks and plucking the hair that sprouts under my chin, is just as important as it is to any women. There apparently is no crossover line into "now I'm too old to matter". I will always matter and so will you.