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Dick Clark

Can you imagine a world so strange?

I was born in the ’40’s; I was not raised with a sense of entitlement; I was raised with obligation and expectation. My mother was a homemaker and my stepfather was the breadwinner and disciplinarian. I grew up in the generation when men were bosses and women were expected to respect those positions when in truth, our ideas were more inventive, creative, intuitive and expressive. Generally, women can “bottom line” a controversy in 3 minutes after careful listening without interruption. It required courage to speak up. Can you imagine?

I took home economics in high school and learned to make button holes, attach collars, zippers, pockets, gathering, smocking, hemming, cutting...