Angela Otts

For you ladies over 50, this month is a celebration of you! It’s Spunky Old Broad month.

I had never heard of this special month....just happened to run into it on the Internet. It’s founder, Dr. Gayle Carson, wanted to give women a month to recognize their importance and to celebrate themselves and their accomplishments.

“Once a woman hits 50, she’s almost invisible,” she said.

She liked the idea of combining being spunky, open and brave. That turned out to be the catchy phrase Spunky Old Broad.

As I look at it, the spunky and brave is good but I wouldn’t agree with the old. I guess to her it was catchy and women would be drawn to it.

Their slogan is “women are like fine wine. They get better with age.” Right on!!

I don’t describe myself as an “old broad.” Spunky, I am. People think I’m younger than I am and I don’t correct the notion. But when you are actually older and probably retired, you have come to a spot in your life that you can consider yourself an old broad who can and will do whatever she wants. The terminology describes freedom with an attitude!

The organization gives out a Spunky Old Broad Of The Year Award. The late Cloris Leachman got one as did Dolly Parton, Goldie Hawn and Helen Mirren. I can see the connection.

Alright ladies, this is your month to be spunky. By definition, that means you have lots of energy and are spirited. You’re a spark of fire so have fun and live large.

You can be impulsive and outspoken. Brag about yourself!

You might end up causing a scene, but in the big picture, it’s a good thing!!

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