Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Who Are You.... to be anonymous?

You and I . . . .  
 our name should be spoken in reverent tones or in terrified whispers!  (Author Unknown)


TODAY,   I am paying tribute to ANN LOWE - who died at the age of 82 (1981).  She designed gowns for an exclusive group of clientele in America!

Ann Lowe was born in Grayton, Alabama...(Tim Phelps-published NY Times 3-1-1981)  the daughter and granddaughter of dressmakers.  She was educated in Montgomery Alabama at the S. T. Taylor Design School.  The married Lee Cohen... and two children named Authur Lee and Ruth Alexander were born.

In 1928, Ann was working in New York at various salons...as well as the Saks Fifth Ave department store.  She opened her own Madison Avenue shop... calling in rightly so ANN LOWE ORIGINALS in 1968 - here dresses were never mass-produced.  That's a span of 40 years....

Her partial obit reads "in addition to her daughter, Ruth Alexander, Mrs Lowe is survived by a granddaughter and two great grandchildren.  Her funeral will be Tuesday at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 138th Street and Edgecombe Ave.  Manhattan.


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Names, Names, Names ~ Three Scrabble Generations !

Hi There...  Fellow Bloggers....  This little idea appealed to me in one or two little junk-hunts I went on in 2014!

So I managed to buy TWO original boxed Scrabble games with plenty of letters to hurriedly.. last night... while watching TV... 

I jotted our family names -- From My Mom And Dad- six children.... and all of the grandchildren

SCRABBLE - in and of itself - is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles -- each tile bears a single letter.   Place tiles onto a game-board which is divided into a 15 x 15 grid of squares.   Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc (USA - 1999)  

I loved it.... I felt pretty competitive and smart.... (second to winning Monopoly) as a kid!

Prior to  1999- Scrabble was sold as a Milton Bradley Game... Click link for History of Scrabble..... I found out it became really popular in about abt 1986 --- along with Cabbage Patch Dolls

I think I mispelled Rahshaad.... and could not link my sister TANA.