I'll probably not be posting here for a few days; tomorrow morning, I'm on my way the the National Federation of Press Women's national conference in Richmond, Virginia. I'm going to receive my two 2007 national awards, first place for this blog and third place for my book, Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor.
One of the more interesting features of the conference promises to be the "Bold Women of the Past: Models for the Future" event on Friday evening. Models from various state chapters will model the fashions from various stages in the organization's past, beginning with the 1880's period. Cecilia Green of our local Illinois Woman's Press Association and Jill Miller of the Witchita, Kansas, Professionakl Communicators (mother and daughter) are the co-chairs.
To my surprise, I am one of the models, portraying Jane Addams in the 1900-1910 period. Jane was an early member of IWPA. Despite my lack of modeling talent and my less-than-authentic costume, I am actually looking forward to the experience.
Come back next week for a report on the conference. I see the fact that I'm actually going and participating as further evidence that "It's Never too Late!"
Copyright 2007 by Marlys Marshall Styne