RIP RBG: The thin, strong string that ties women together

Our foremothers paved the way for us; now we pave the way for the women now coming of age.

This was written by the author Saturday morning, after the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

I’ve been thinking about all of the stories of the strong women in my family today. This day. The day after Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died.

I come from a line of very strong women. My grandmother, Ora, died when I was very small, but I’ve seen pictures of her. She was tall, broad and her hands were well worn. My mother and her sisters used to talk about her with fear and awe and love in the same breath.

When Ora was raising her family, which included my mother and her two sisters, a cousin who was developmentally disabled and “the boarders” as my mother used to call them. It was the Great Depression, and she did whatever it took.


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