"Our informal understanding of respect for each other's work has endured throughout our marriage." --Bella AbzugGood Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.
Today we honor and we welcome famous humanitarian, famous lawyer, famous fighter for human rights famous widow Bella Savitsky Abzug wife of famous husband Martin Abzug to our famous joy-ous club.
That's right Widows, the club that nobody *in their right mind* wants to become a member of.
In case you don't remember, Bella was the outspoken advocate for women's rights.
This robust woman best remembered for her bright hats became an attorney when few women entered the legal profession.
"She fought for and worked for 25 years specializing in labor and tenants' rights, and civil rights and liberties cases."
"In addition, to and while raising 2 daughters, Bella was one of few lawyers willing to fight against the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy era."
Her husband, the love of her life, Martin, died in 1986.
"After Martin's death, Bella went on to co-found the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), an international activist and advocacy network. As WEDO president, Abzug became an influential leader at the United Nations and at UN world conferences, working to empower women around the globe."
"Abzug gave her final public speech before the UN in March of 1998 and died soon after, at the age of 77. Her death is still being mourned in this country and around the world."
Q: How do you make a blonde laugh on Saturday?
A: Tell her a joke on Wednesday.
"Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to." --Michael J. Wiggins, age 26, killed in Iraq January 23, 2007
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen.
I dare you.
Have a joy-filled day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.