Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History, Volume XVII

Thursday, October 9, 2008
Meet Helen Philpott, co-author of a blog called "Margaret and Helen, Best Friends for 60 Years and Counting..."

She's 82 years old, and her grandson taught her how to blog with her best friend Margaret Schmechtman. Helen and Margaret met almost 60 years ago in college.

Recently, Mrs. Helen has decided to start blogging about our political process with a blog entry called "Sarah Palin is a Bitch...there I said it." She followed it up with an entry called "Yep, I called her a bitch and I'm not taking it back," and "Maverick, my ass."

These entries have gone viral, and while poor Mrs. Margaret is still wondering how all these strange people have found their blog, Mrs. Helen appears to be ramping up for a new career as a political blog writer. I've added her to my RSS feed, and find her writing engaging and her ideas interesting. Her age gives her a different perspective than my own, and I like to make sure I don't get too insular in my reading.

So why is she ill-behaved? Because she's 82, and she's using a new medium to participate in public life in a meaningful way. Whether I agree with her commentary or not, she's making a difference in the world in which she lives. Go, Mrs. Helen!

I only hope that when The Mechanicky Gal and I are in our 80's we're still kicking ass and taking names in this fashion. I wonder what we should call our septuagenarian blog?


Spin o' the Scooter wheel to Hot Chick Tania for the suggestion.

4 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

So naturally I zoomed right over to Helen's blog. Dee-liteful!
And her sailor mouth makes me tear up a little bit!

Cindi in CO said...

Awesome, completely awesome! I love Helen!

Nothing like a salty old broad to brighten my day.

Carol Elaine said...

Loving Helen too! I so love ill-behaved women, no matter the age.

Rock on Helen! WooHoo!

MWT said...

People didn’t think I was 82 so I thought maybe you couldn’t see the pictures but then someone called me old and fat so I guess you can.

OMGxorz. Little Old Lady FTW! :D

Loved the pie and salad metaphor too. :)