Friday, October 27, 2006

Mourning Joy - "Silent Hattie"

"The People are speaking."
--Hattie Caraway

Good Mourning Widows.

Joy to you and me.

Known as "Silent Hattie" today we welcome famous widow Hattie Caraway to our joyous club.

Hattie Caraway was wife of Thaddeus Caraway, representative and Senator from Arkansas.

Appointed to fill her husband's seat after his sudden death, this gutsy woman maintained a "housewife" image making no speeches on the Senate floor thus earning the "Silent Hattie" nickname. Imagine everyone's surprise when "Silent Hattie" opened her mouth and announced her candidacy in the upcoming election. Bravo! -- Now that's Mourning Joy!

Hattie was a First lady of sorts:

First woman elected to U.S. Senate.
First woman to chair a Senate Committee.
First woman to preside over the senate.

After we remember Him, think.

What is it you want to say? What is it you don't want to say? What is holding you back?

Pick up a pen.

Write from the heart.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

More Mourning Joy:

Q: Why do cows wear bells?

A: Because their horns do not work?

Have a joyful day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.


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