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Zelda Sayre was born in Montgomery, Alabama back in 1917 to Anthony and Minerva. In her youth, she was interested in dancing, taking ballet lessons and enjoying the outdoors. She attended Sidney Lanier High School, but she was only interested in smoking, drinking and spending much of her time with boys. She once wore a tight, flesh-colored bathing suit fueling rumors that she swam nude.

Beneath her high school photo was tow quotes made by her. “Why should all life be work, when we all can borrow?” “Let’s think only of today, and not worry about tomorrow.” She met her future husband Frances in 1918. In April of 1920, they were married in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The couple had one son, but she was not the domestic housewife. She became a truly exceptional dancer practicing for up to eight hour a day. That resulted in her subsequent physical and mental exhaustion. In 1930, she was admitted to a sanatorium in France where she was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. She died in 1948, she was 47.

What you may not know about Zelda is that her husband Frances was F. Scott Fitzgerald.  

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Comments (22)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - the "Zelda" who first came to mind was the wife of F Scott Fitzgerald. Wishing you lots of moments of smiling in 2020.  Happy New Year.  

Jan 01, 2020 04:21 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I actually did know this story. When I saw the title I guessed. How many Zelda's can there be. Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2020 04:23 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - well I'll be darned. Never knew that one. 

Jan 01, 2020 05:14 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Her quotes seem to be what politicians are spouting and I wonder when they will be admitted to an asylum!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 01, 2020 05:15 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

That is a good one that I would have never guessed. A short life for suca active person.

Jan 01, 2020 07:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... Zelda was certainly a one-of-a-kind character and not one easily forgotten.

Jan 01, 2020 07:30 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I knew this one as soon as I saw the title of Zelda.

Jan 01, 2020 07:38 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are words to live by for sure!  All work and no play is not the way to live life.

Jan 01, 2020 10:41 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Happy New Year, James.  I hope 2020 is extra special for you!


Jan 01, 2020 12:01 PM
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Happy New Year  ,  Thank you for sharing and introducing  us to the historic characters that have left their  mark in such fields as entainment, politics,  pattern makers, bankers  etc...   

Jan 01, 2020 12:21 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I knew who Zelda was immediately.  Thank you for bringing her back to life.  Happy New Year to you and your family.  A

Jan 01, 2020 12:28 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I gotta look her up James Dray . I seem to be the only one who doesn't know who she was.

Jan 01, 2020 02:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I knew that Zelda was a bit different but now I know the rest of the story. 

Jan 01, 2020 02:45 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing Zelda's story.  Wishing you a happy, healthy, and successful 2020.  May you achieve all your goals in this New Year.


Jan 01, 2020 07:04 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James happy New Year and for a strange reason... since I am a reader I knew about Zelda:) Endre

Jan 01, 2020 08:26 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!


(I hope you have the best year ever James Dray )

Jan 01, 2020 09:45 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Even her name was unique. She also was an accomplished writer. Makes you wonder how she would have been with modern medicines 

Jan 02, 2020 03:24 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Yes, James Dray, I figured out who Zelda was and who she married. Theirs is quite a story. 

Jan 02, 2020 05:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Part way through I figured out who she was, and her husband. Quite a colorful person.


Jan 03, 2020 08:53 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I enjoyed this one. She had a tragic death when the hospital was burned down. 

Jan 30, 2020 08:50 AM

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