Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mute Monday: West















19 comments:

The Troll said...

Love those Old School pics of those brassy dames. And you found one where Courtney Love looks okay, too.

Happy Mute Monday!

Anonymous Boxer said...

What a great way to express the West... with strong Women. LOVE it. I am a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan - what a Pioneer.

Happy MM!

K9 said...

very nice. the one in the 5th photo looks like penelope cruz doesnt she. i sort of wish you would have labeled them so wed know who but then it wouldnt be mute ...i remember the woman in the corvette from another post too.

agree wit troll
dat goil from hole
lookin purdy good there
fair and no scare
and a lil less than usual bare

happy MM!

The Java Junkie said...

Absolutely excellent, Moi! I especially love Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cather. Happy MM!

Aunty Belle said...

Oh! This is TOO GOOD! Great take on the theme.Very good Pres Moi.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Now we know why the men ran West - it wasn't the gold after all! Happy MM!!!

Meghan said...

I so love your MMs.

Doris Rose said...

Well done, my friend. As usual.

having my cake said...

Western Women! Now I never thought to take that route. Excellent take :) Happy MM x

Bunny said...

Very cool and a wonderful history lesson!!! Thank you!

Happy MM!

Kate said...

Way cool take on the theme! I with everybody else, grew up with Laura Ingalls Wilder and she has stayed a favorite. Happy MM!

ThursdayNext said...

I love this take, Moi...oh this brings me back to my stack of Little House on the Prairie books!

moi said...

K9: I know, sorry. 'Cause it's not like I'm ever NOT mute, right?

First to last:
Jesse Benton Fremont – daughter to Thomas Hart Benton, wife to explore John C. Fremont. She's the one who actually wrote his reports, the words that sparked America's itch to go west.

Gertrude Bonnin – Sioux short story writer.

Mary Foote – wrote about mining life in the west.

Laura Ingalls Wilder – writer, pit bull owner :o)

Mary Jane Colter – architect of the Grand Canyon and designer of Albuquerque’s famed Alvarado Hotel (now sadly destroyed).

Willa Cather - no explanation needed :o)

Helen Hunt Jackson – passionate advocate for and writer about Native American issues.

Joan Didion – essayist preoccupied with the issues facing her native California.

Gretel Ehrlich – rancher, writer, traveler. Wrote Heart Mountain, about a Wyoming ranch that becomes an internment camp for Japanese during WWII.

Leslie Marmon Silko – probably one of the most famous contemporary Native American writers, she hails from Laguna Pueblo just down the road from ABQ.

Courtney Love – brilliant observations through her music and lyrics on the New West’s greatest contribution to pop culture: fame and the worship thereof.

K9 said...

wow! better fleshing out than i hoped for. im glad you did it cause i learned something! yeah! thanks moi

Raven said...

OMG! Excellent - excellent MM! *G*

Wicked Thistle said...

Lovely!

Edi said...

Ahhh the women of the west. Back then the word "tough" and "house wife" were a whole other ball game. I like these photos!

Edi said...

Hehe thanks! It's probably good that all my $$ is going to all of my friends weddings and babies this summer. If they didn't I swear I'd buy too many shoes.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

oh I do love the pics you have found of these wimmins. courageous souls all.