Honoring Women

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Musings by ©Patricia, 1/17/2017

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Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind,

but great actions speak to all mankind.

--- Theodore Roosevelt


Quotes – I love quotes because there are thoughtful messages from many great people. Theodore Roosevelt makes an excellent point, “Great actions speak to all mankind.” What the world needs now are actions that are positively making a difference in this world.


Yesterday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. I went to the movies to see Hidden Figures. I was so inspired by three women who made a significant difference in the field of Aerospace Technology. It is a true story that takes place in the 1960’s when women struggled in a man’s world to get a job or a position that took a woman outside of teaching, nursing, or the secretarial pool; but if you were a woman of color, it was even harder. They say, behind every great man is a woman. John Glen was lucky he had three women - Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan!  


Before long, it will be Spring Break. Parents, if you’re looking to take your children somewhere to inspire young girls and boys to respect both sexes and to become a better citizen, there are several Women Museums and Women's Exhibits throughout the United Sates:

National Women’s History Museum, Washington, D.C.

The Women’s Museum, Dallas, Texas

Women’s History Museum, San Diego

Women’s History Museum, New York

National Women’s Hall of Fame, New York

Colorado’s Women’s Hall of Fame, Colorado



It shouldn't matter what sex you are, your nationality, race, or age, the world deserves the best and most competent people to achieve the American and/or worldly goals. Females, in general, have been lagging behind way too long. Respectfully, all children need to be inspired and know opportunities are available to all people. 



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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Patricia. Hidden Figures is definitely at the top of my "movie list"! Who knew? And, all should! Enjoy your day!

Jan 17, 2017 06:11 AM #1
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Patricia Feager ,

What a thoughtful post! You are right.... of course we need to expose our children to more venues that inspire them to become good citizens and value their freedoms which others have fought hard to provide for us.

Jan 17, 2017 06:13 AM #2
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Good Morning Patricia Feager and thank you for your beautiful post.  I positively love the photo that you've shared too - her smile is radiant!  When someone believes in you and furthermore, you believe in yourself...nothing is impossible!

Jan 17, 2017 06:16 AM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Without a woman where would a man be? Nowhere is where. Excellent post Patricia.

Jan 17, 2017 06:46 AM #4
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I am looking forward to seeing Hidden Figures. I love your idea of taking children to those museums for inspiration!

Jan 17, 2017 06:48 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. I too am looking forward to seeing this film. I like your suggestion about travel too and the picture is great.

Jan 17, 2017 07:23 AM #6
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I am glad I didnt miss this!  Love the photos in it too!

Jan 17, 2017 07:24 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Patricia Feager - I was a young girl in Houston in 1960 and could not understand why I couldn't drink out of certain water fountains. I need to see this movie to understand the context.  Thanks for highlighting this. 

Jan 17, 2017 07:55 AM #8
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

I love your post. We want the best regardless of sex, age, color, etc. 

Jan 17, 2017 08:03 AM #9
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, beautiful post. I agree parents need to expose their children to things that inspire them to value the freedom they have - many fought for these freedoms and continue to fight for them. I love the photo you included, she looks so confident and her smile radiates happiness.

Jan 17, 2017 08:03 AM #10
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Patricia I've been waiting to go see Hidden Figures since I first heard about it! Gary is in the aerospace world and he is looking forward to seeing it as well.

Jan 17, 2017 08:53 AM #11
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Girl Power all the way.  It is amazing how women have been treated as less than equal to men for so many years.  We have showed them baby!

Jan 17, 2017 09:34 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Can't wait to see the movie either. Thanks for sharing your review and for this post. Women and men make great, and equal partners, in life. 

Jan 17, 2017 10:20 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing


We saw the preview and it is definitely on our list of movies to see.  A

Jan 17, 2017 10:43 AM #14
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Patricia, that photo says it ALL. In this day and age when movies seem to have taken on a package deal with mostly superheroes that aren't real playing to the masses, it's truly a gem like this that doesn't seem to get the Hollywood backing like they used to. I am grateful that some smart producers got this into the theatres. Who knew about these women? It's inspiration at its finest. Larry and I love true life and inspirational films. A Beautiful Mind is one of our favorites. 

Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM #15
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I rarely go to the movies, but my wife and I went to see Hidden Figures on Sunday, and it is as you stated, an excellent movie.  I would HIGHLY recommend it, especially for families with kids.

Jan 17, 2017 03:21 PM #16
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am going to see the movie and that is one with three great actresses that could read the phone book and I would be intrigued.

Jan 17, 2017 03:37 PM #17
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

I too saw Hidden Figures on Saturday and it was wonderful-inspiring and sensitive.

Jan 17, 2017 04:31 PM #18
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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I like your quote selection and may use it myself.

You should be marching in Washington this weekend.

Jan 18, 2017 04:33 AM #19
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