Her obituary read, "Alvera was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gaston "Babe" Brochier in 2008. Alvera had a great love of life and made friends easily wherever she went. She loved golf, singing, dancing, traveling and animals ... Though she and Babe had no children of their own she was beloved by the many now-grown "kids" in her life who nick-named her "Bambi" for her big brown eyes and loving nature." … [Read more...] about Mysterious WWII letter found in East Bay wall, sleuths try to find ‘Little Rat Babe’
"They feared or presumed she was lesbian and then a particular term was coined in reference to her. She was called a 'muscle moll' or a member of a third sex. People were baffled and troubled by her gender presentation and particularly women golfers who tended to be of a more upper-class background and fancied themselves refined; they demonized her." … [Read more...] about The ‘greatest all-sport athlete’ who helped revolutionize women’s golf
That changed in April 2004 when Barry Bonds hit his 660th homer at the Giants’ ballpark, which was followed by an on-field ceremony involving Mays, who passed a torch to his godson, the one Mays carried as part of a relay in San Francisco before the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Mays had encrusted it with diamonds. … [Read more...] about Willie Mays salutes Albert Pujols for 660th home run: ‘Good for him … good for baseball’
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The response was thrilling. And not just because my friends Padma Lakshmi and Alan Cumming and throngs of others began to tweet and post their support, but because it ignited a passion in people from all over the world to proudly post images of the accomplished women in other countries who were already adorning their currency. This unexpected and gorgeous mosaic brought attention to the fact that there are already at least 10 other countries that have recognized female leaders on their banknotes, including Argentina, Sweden, Turkey, Mexico, the Philippines, Israel, and Syria. And while the United States often likes to take credit for leading the world in big, bold ideas, in this instance at least, it’s clear we lag far behind. … [Read more...] about Susan Sarandon: Let’s Get a Woman on the $20 Bill!