Of all performers of the 80s, few are as
iconic as Boy George. Lead singer of Culture
Club, he arrested the attention of fans with
his feminine appearance.
Patrick Swayze's death in 2009 - at age 57 - was one
Only two months left 'til Christmas! Hope you've
almost got your shopping done....
Well, the stormy, rainy weather is upon us
here on the west coast. It's grey, windy and
warm (plus 7). At eight o'clock in the morning,
it's still dark outside. If you don't have lights
on (I turn them all off after everyone else leaves),
it's still dark in the house until 8:30. It's really
Of the people I most remember from the last decade, Carly
Fiorina is in the top five.
I didn't know that Golda Meir (1898-1978) moved to Milwaukee
when she was about eight. Her father worked in the railroad
yard there, while her mother ran a grocery store on Milwaukee's
north side. They had come from Belarus - earlier, from
Kiev, in present-day Ukraine.
Martha was born in 1941 to a Jersey City middle-class
family. She was a member of the Art Club in high school
(in our books, a plus). She went on to complete a double
major in History and Architectural History at Barnard College, New York.
In 1967, she became a stockbroker.
Weather report: two Celsius, cloudy. Mist is hanging in low-
Margaret Thatcher has been England's only
woman prime minister. She took office in 1979.
Deepening recession followed in the early '80s,
relaxing during 1982. (Unemployment, however, reached a high
of 3.3 million in 1984.) By 1987 - the year she won
election to a third term - unemployment was declining and the
economy was healthy.
Here's number seven of our seven-women series: Michèle Bennett-Duvalier.