11-01 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTES by Bernadette Devlin, Ethel Payne, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Janis Joplin, George Sand, Lillian Carter, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, and Dorothy L. Sayers.
Women and Health
Young women of college age are able to reduce the risk of fractures in their elderly years by a few changes in their lifestyles, medical studies have found.
While it is best for women to be physically active in their teens and pre-teens for denser bone mass, the potential for improvement later in life should not be ignored.
In studies printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it was shown that diet, physical activity, and calcium supplements are critical in later years.
The active woman who jogs or played in sports about three times a week and consumes about four servings of dairy products a day is at the lowest risk for osteoporosis in later life - and their natural estrogen hormone levels remain higher in later life.
Listen to this old lady, kids - exercise and eat right.
Being of an "advanced" age is much more fun when you are healthy - and remember, you should have 30 or 40+ years AFTER menopause that can be GREAT (a LOT more fun than you think) if you watch what you do the first 25 years of your life.
It's your life - It's up to you.
11-01 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
Event 11-01-0000, All Hallows Day according to the "old religions." All Saints Day according to the Roman Catholic Church.
B. 11-01-1811, Frances Miriam Berry Whitcher, author, primarily of humorous insights into the village life of her time.
B. 11-01-1847, Emma Albani, French-Canadian-British soprano and voice teacher of international fame. Charles Gounod wrote Mors et Vita expressly for her. Was the first Desdemona at the Metropolitan in 1890. Awarded Dame of the British Empire in 1925.
Event 11-01-1848, Boston Female Medical School opened its doors as the first all-woman medical school in the U.S.; now a part of Boston University School of Medicine.
B. 11-01-1858, Mary Adelaide Nutting, instrumental in raising the standards of nursing education and requirements, as well as accomplishing significant breakthroughs in hospital administration, public health, and home economics.
B. 11-01-1872, Helen Fuller Orton, author of more than 35 books for children all with accurate historical backgrounds. Sold more than a million books. Her mother was a schoolteacher.
Event 11-01-1921, the American Birth Control League is founded by Margaret Sanger. Dissemination of birth control information was a jailable offense in the United States at the time although men in the army were given condoms bought with tax dollars as "disease preventers."
B. 11-01-1923, Victoria DeLos Angelos, Spanish soprano who sang 12 seasons with the Metropolitan Opera and known for her interpretations of Spanish songs.
B. 11-01-1928, Irene Stuber - award-winning journalist, author and compiler of Women of Achievement and Herstory.
Event 11-01-1961, an estimated 50,000 women demonstrate world-wide in Women Strike for Peace in opposition to nuclear weapons.
QUOTES DU JOUR
"Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win."
-- Bernadette Devlin
"Age is not a handicap. Age is nothing but a number. It is how you use it."
-- Ethel Payne
STANTON, ELIZABETH CADY:
"I shall not grow conservative with age."
-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"I'd rather have ten years of superhypermost than live to be seventy sitting in some goddamn chair watching TV."
-- Janis Joplin
"The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another "I" is beginning, and so far I have not had to complain of her."
-- George Sand in Isadora
"Get it right, I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser."
-- Mother Jones
"Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
-- Lillian "Ms Lillian" Carter in Ms. Magazine, 1976
VON EBNER-ESCHENBACH, MARIE:
"Old age transfigures or fossilizes."
-- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.
SAYERS, DOROTHY L.:
"Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force."
-- Dorothy L. Sayers in Clouds of Witness.
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