Monday, February 23, 2015

Spunky Old Broads

February is Spunky Old Broads month. I happened on this and I thought that's cool. This makes me laugh. This will be me one day. So I keep reading.
Spunky old broads are positive, fun, butt-kicking mature women over the age of 50 who refuse to sit back quietly and get old. They want excitement! They want a regret-free life! They want form fitting aprons! They want calcium supplements!
Wait. What?

...over the age of 50...

The hell?

I turn 50 this year. 

I am not old. Spunky, yes. But old, no. Although I did use the word 'cool' earlier, so...

When I think of spunky broads I think of the Golden Girls. Or Helen Mirren. Tina Turner. Katey Sagal - I loved her on the Sons of Anarchy. And the Goddess herself - Meryl Streep.

The Queen, who is still rocking her royal duties at the age of 88. Harriet Tubman and her incredible life which in later years contributed to the woman's sufferage movement. Eleanor Roosevelt who at the age of 63 became the 1st Chairman of the Human Rights Commission. Mother Theresa who's name is synonymous with charity and compassion and who was awarded a Nobel Prize. 

All of whom had spunk and who certainly kick butt. So, if they're the definition of a spunky old broad then I'll take the moniker and use it proudly.

Who are some of your favourite spunky old broads?


B.E. Sanderson said...

Definitely Helen Mirren. Maggie Smith, Judy Dench. The ultimate Spunky Old Gal - Margaret Thatcher. Why are all my old gals British? :shrug: Lauran Bacall was one hell of a spunky woman throughout her life. So was Lucille Ball.

I'm 5 years behind ya, Karyn, but I'm on the cusp of being a Spunky Old Broad. ;o)

Karyn Good said...

So right, B.E. Grand dames all. And another - Audrey Hepburn!

You'll be there before you know it!

jblynn said...

We're not talking birthdays since mine is next week, lol.

I admire the Spunky Old Broads that I know personally, so it would be useless to mention their names, but they definitely are an example of something to aspire to.

Karyn Good said...

Happy early birthday, JB! Isn't it wonderful to have role models!

jblynn said...

Thank you, Karyn. Yes, it's definitely great to have role models.

Aldea Aundy said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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