“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” – Mark Twain (not really, but way more interesting than Anonymous!)
Jersey Girl loving southern California — loving our first grandchild, Benjamin Allen Butcher, born in November 2014 to Steven & Lidia Butcher! So very proud of Steven’s work in politics — the “family business.”
Matthew’s mom! #RIPMateo #JusticeforMateo #MBMF #POMC
I met Don when he called to fuss about what the “%€*#%ing Union” was doing. We celebrated 26 years this past September, loving & fighting all the way!
Vocation and avocation merged for me when I was hired as a union organizer in 1985. My bad attitude, trouble dealing with authority, propensity to root for whatever team is likely to lose — and my sincere love of people, especially workers — kept my work interesting.
I fell in love with city workers — trash men and traffic officers — and proudly helped lead the Union’s “Privatization Wars” through the 1990’s after Richard Riordan was elected Mayor.
Today I’m a proud union retiree! #UnionYRetired
I follow politics some, following our recent relocation back to the LA area, here in lovely La Crescenta, tending my little garden, enjoying the hell out of Benjamin — our first grandchild!
“A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium.” – Mary Kay Blakely