Shelley was 18 and looked 15. Fannie was about 67 and looked 84. Fannie looked like the grandma she was. She worked hard her whole life and life took its toll. When most women reached their sixth decade, back in the day, they were over the hill. In mind, body and spirit.
How lucky are we that strong, smart women who came before us helped change all this. Women including Estee Lauder, who changed the way we look; Eleanor Roosevelt, who changed the way we act, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who changed the way we think.
I may not look like I did at 40, and I don’t always act like a spry young thing, but, like the rest of my FOF generation, I have never looked so good, felt so chipper and acted so with it.