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A lady is a lady

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 11:57 AM

I was recently at a luncheon and visited with several people I know. I saw one lady that I have known since I was a young girl and although she didn't see me, my mind, as it so often does, went back to my childhood days.

She and her husband were local business people and at that time their business was in the Cottonbelt area of town. In fact, at that time, there was a little hub of businesses there. Oh, how I miss those days.

She is still a local business lady today and has family members who have entered into their own businessess.

I'm sure they learned their business saviness from her. I babysat her two daughters a couple times and in thinking about it, I wasn't much older then they were. Boy, I must have seemed old.

In seeing her and reminiscing, I started thinking about the classy ladies of Dexter from a by-gone era.

I remember clothing they had on at certain times or a fragrance that ever so gently breathes on me in my mind.

I can close my eyes and still see these ladies in certain circumstances, such as waiting on someone in their place of business or waving at someone from afar, or perhaps seeing them going or coming from a beauty salon or in one of our nice ladies' shops of days gone by.

I think about these ladies and the impressions they made on me as a young girl. I remember their kindness to me or a special little word they may have said to me that influenced my life in some way. I remember their smile that made me feel so special. I think ladies are special and I try to teach the young boys in my life to treat them as such. You have heard the expression, "This lady ain't no lady." It doesn't take but a few moments in the prescence of a female to know whether she is a lady or not.

When a lady gets upset because a gentleman opens a door for her, I feel sorry for her. We can be ladies and still perform the duties we must do in our daily living.

The ladies I'm remembering knew how to do that very thing. You just knew that each of them was a lady.

I only hope that I can leave an impression on some young people the way these ladies did me.

Perhaps these are some of the reasons I love to collect lady figurines?

See you next time in the korner. Don't forget to e-mail me at kdover28@gmail.com.

Oh, by the way. The beautiful lady that got me to do all this remembering is Marie Hubbard.

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What a pleasant blog!

-- Posted by geezerette on Tue, May 18, 2010, at 3:57 PM

Thanks Kathleen for a new refreshing way to start a rainy day. You seem to have the knack to discuss pleasant topics and that is rare these days. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.I love to open and close the door for a lady, gives a person a good feeling all day.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 5:08 AM

It was a pleasant surprise to meet you yesterday when you dining with a friend at the new and exciting facility in Stoddard County. I immediately recognized you when you entered and it was a pleasure for me and my friend to meet you in person. I have enjoyed your columns and look forward to new ideas in the days ahead,

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 8:30 PM

Excuse my use of the English language, I should proof read more often. That should have been 'when you were dining with a friend'.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 8:31 PM

Thank you Dexterite. I also enjoyed meeting you and Madeline. What a lovely place to meet and make new friends. I appreciate you reading and enjoying Kathleen's Korner.

-- Posted by kd5475 on Mon, May 31, 2010, at 8:59 AM

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Kathleen is a resident of Dexter. She was born in Indiana, but her parents moved their family back to the Dexter area when she was three. Other than three years she and her husband, Collin, lived in St. Charles, Mo. and ten years in Birmingham, Alabama, she has spent her life in Dexter. As you can tell, Kathleen is a people person and believes in giving credit to whom credit is due. Thus, the reason for her hero/heroine column every other week in Kathleen's Korner. As you can tell, she also like to have fun, most of the time at her own expense. Kathleen (Grubbs) is a 1964 graduate of Dexter High School and invites her friends to her "Korner."
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