Sunday, April 01, 2007

Ruby Dee (Mrs. Ossie Davis)

"Ossie: 'It occurred to us, from observation and reasoning, that extramarital sex was not what really destroyed marriages, but rather the lies and deception that invariably accompanied it -- that was the culprit. So we decided to give ourselves permission to sleep with other partners if we wished -- as long as what we did was honest as well as private, and that neither of us exposed the family to scandal or disease. We had to be discreet and, if the word can be apt, honorable in our behavior, both to ourselves, to whomever else might be involved, and most of all, to the family. And for the most part, we were.'"
--joint biography, p 317
Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.
Today we welcome famous political activist and actor Ruby Dee wife of famous political activist and actor Ossie Davis to our famous club.
Ruby and Ossie married in 1948. They had 3 children.
Together they penned their autobiography. In it they discussed their open marriage. Hence, the quote above.
Ossie died in February 2005. He was 87 years old.
Ruby Dee makes her home in New Rochelle, New York.
Recently Ruby was named to the Westchester County Women's Hall of Fame.
Said Camille Murphy, director of the county's Office for Women: "She
[Ms. Dee] meets all the criteria and she is a wonderful role model for women of the future."
Mourning Joy:
Q: What do you call a woman with a sinking ship on her head?
A: Mandy Lifeboats!
Mourning Quote:
"All of the life of the earth dies, all of the time, in the same volume as the new life that dazzles us each morning, each spring."
--Lewis Thomas
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen.
Write something.
Go ahead.
I dare you.
Have a joy-filled day Widows. And remember we're not alone.

No comments:

Post a Comment

You have permission to email Linda Della Donna at grief case net (all one word) (the) @ (sign) with your grief comments/questions. Responses to your grief questions will appear here.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.