Friday, January 9, 2009

I Am Woman!

Psalm 45:9(a)
Daughters of kings are among your honored women...

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back and pretend'
Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever going to keep me down again
{Helen Reddy}

I AM A WOMAN - Maria Muldaur
I can wash out forty-four pairs of socks
And have them hangin out on the line
I can starch and iron two dozen shirts
Before you can count from one to nine
I can scoop up a great big dipper
Full of lard from the drippin's can
Throw it in the skillet, go out and do my
Shopping and be back before it melts in the pan
'Cause I'm a woman
Double U O M A N
I'll say it again
I can rub and scrub till this old house
Is shinin like a dime
Feed the baby, grease the car and
Powder my face at the same time
Get all dressed up, go out and swing
Till four a.m. and then
Lay down at five, jump up at six
And start all over again
'Cause I'm a woman
Double U O M A N
I'll say it again
If you come to me sickly, you know
I'm gonna make you well
If you come to me hexed up,
You know I'm gonna break the spell
If you come to me hungry,
You know I'm gonna fill you full o' grits
If it's lovin' you're lackin, I'll kiss you
And give you the shiverin fits'
Cause I'm a woman
Double U O M A N
I'll say it again
I can stretch a greenback dollar bill
From here to kingdom come
I can play the numbers, pay my bills
And still end up with some
I got a twenty dollar gold piece says
There ain't nothin I can't do
I can make a dress out of a feed bag
And I can make a man out of you'
Cause I'm a woman
Double U O M A N
I'll say it again
'Cause I'm a woman
Double U O M A N
And that's all

Downtown Mural

In May 2008, the Seguin City Council voted to approve the installation of a public historic mural on one wall of my favorite coffee shop, ChiroJava (a combination coffee shop and chiropractor's office).

Seguin Main Street Director Mary Jo Filip said she hopes the $25,000 project helps revitalize the downtown. She also hopes to work with Cuero, Victoria, Gonzales and New Braunfels, which all have historic murals, to develop a mural trail for tourists.

Private donations and some city hotel occupancy tax money funded the Seguin project.

The downtown square is looking so good!

Visit the mural artist's site:

Seguin Federated Club Rooms

In the early 1900s, when the farmers, cattlemen, and others would come to Seguin to do business, there was not a place for the women and children to rest, visit, (change diapers!), or socialize. The Women's Club Rooms was built. Yesterday I was in the clubhouse to hear a presentation about women writers. This was an interesting, informative, and delightful talk! We are so thankful that these early Seguin women saw the need for a place where women could meet. We are reaping the benefits of their foresight.
Yesterday's presenter read one of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou.

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,'
Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Maya Angelou