Fourth of July Menopause Cat

This is Fourth of July Menopause Cat.

You can tell by the expression on her face that she may be going through some menopausal woes right now. But  no matter, she’s decked out and ready to celebrate the Fourth (and waves the flag during her hot flashes.)

Menopause Cat wants you to have a great Fourth too!

She says don’t worry about too much Independence Day food or drink. Partake in a Yankee Doodle Fashion. Whoop it up!

And as you do, wave your glass and a flag to the sisters who came before us. They worked valiantly to get us the vote, birth control, education, jobs, athletic programs, financial equality, and better childcare  and healthcare, among other reforms.

Thank you Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell, Jane Addams, Sojourner Truth, Gloria Steinem, Maria Mitchell, Juliette Gordon Lowe, Ida B. Wells, Wilma Rudolph,Clara Barton, Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Stanton, Rachel Carson,Harriet Beecher Stowe, Julia Ward Howe, Emma Hart Willard, and Lucy Stone, to name a few!

Photo:  My mom, Nancy Kiehne, painted Menopause Cat after the painting below of daughter Laura. A friend of the family did Laura’s portrait from a  photo taken during the 1996 Olympics. Mom probably won’t be too happy that I’ve turned her Olympic Cat into a Menopause Cat, but a blogger’s got to do what she’s got to do.

7 thoughts on “Fourth of July Menopause Cat”

  1. Wow, so many different thoughts come to mind while reading your post(s), but I really feel compelled to comment this time.

    Love both paintings.

    Well, your mom probably wouldn’t mind that you turned Olympic Cat into Menopause Cat; afterall, she turned your daughter into a Cat!

    Wonderful theme.

    Great list, and I’m sure you could add more… Wave a flag–Betsy Ross (not necessarily a reform, but important). Sacagawea. Rosa Parks. Mentioning Olympics made me think of sports and then Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Billie Jean King, Jackie Joyner-Kersee… There really are so many in so many different areas and accomplishments. (Just to name a couple more.)

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