|Melba Foy, my darling (and daring) Grandmother, in the late 1920s|
I never thought she was old though she was already 70 when I was born. SHE never thought she was old, and I'm so lucky to have been exposed to such a positive outlook on women and age, And, oh, how she would love that I'm still inspired by, and writing about, her influence, fashion, art, music, zest for life - she was a spit fire, quick-witted and independent. I miss her dearly. . . Check out Boardwalk Empire and be inspired by the 1920s, by the amazing period costumes, and a compelling story and Scorsese's direction. . . or just check out Baba right here for the real deal in 20's fashions, hope and zeal.
|Baba and a high school friend in Merkel TX, circa 1924|
|My Grandmother, Melba West Foy, breaking all the rules in the lat 20s|