2 thoughts on “Mary Tyler Moore’s Character Had a Dignity Today’s Single Women Are Denied

  • January 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    BOOM! BOOM! Thanks for such a well written article, Bella. I read it twice. I most resonated with these comments:
    At the Daily Beast, Tim Teeman reminded readers of this quote from Tina Fey:
    “Mary Tyler Moore was a working woman whose story lines were not always about dating and men. They were about work friendships and relationships, which is what I feel my adult life has mostly been about.”
    Teeman also noted that “Moore’s character was the first to have a sitcom built around her – not around her love life or home life but about her working life.”

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  • January 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Just sharing, what I read over the weekend: Other single women are living longer, recent cases in point are:
    2017, January —Sr Marie-Bernadette, the oldest Dominican nun celebrates 110

    She is arguably the oldest Dominican alive and could also be the world’s oldest nun alive as she celebrates her 110th birthday and 90th anniversary in the religious life. She is Sr Marie-Bernadette of the Dominican Monastery of Dax, France. Sr Marie-Bernadette is setting a double record with her biological age (110) and her age of profession in religious life (90). According to her Prioress, Sr Marie-Bernardette is a gift to the monastery and the Order, a testimony to monastic life and an inspiration to the rest of her community. And,

    Trenton’s Miss Alice White to Celebrate her 102nd Birthday

    Miss Alice White of Trenton will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
    Miss White is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Trenton.
    She lives by this truth and her favorite quote, “Treat everybody just like you want to be treated and you will get along good in this world” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

    This last one:’A life well lived’: Josephine turns 108 Published on Jan 22, 2017, 9:12 pm AST
    JOSEPHINE Jackman, who never married, celebrated her 108th birthday in the quiet company of relatives, neighbours and friends yesterday. The centenarian, who has been known by many as a strict disciplinarian, was born in Quinam, “in the bush”, she said. Jackman turned 108 on Saturday. Jackman grew up doing cocoa work with her family and eventually began working as a domestic helper. When the Express visited Jackman at her home, the centenarian sat upright with her legs crossed and her hands folded over the other.

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