menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

And The Beat Goes On…

I have been working with my friend and designer, Michelle Peacock, Peacockdesign@me.com to make some renovations to my home.

It is important for me that my home, built in 1902 reflect the history (literally if these walls could talk), while blending the modern aesthetics I find so appealing today.  On a recent shopping trip, Michelle discovered frames which we decided to pull pictures,  black and whites from my photo vault gathering dust in my basement, to hang on the walls in my music room.  I found this treasure of my Daddy, Gerald Frank, an accomplished drummer himself,  and it speaks volumes as he and fellow musicians, shirtless in the heat of a jam session listened while this unknown woman beat her bongo.  The photo is undated, however, looking at my father, he appears to be around 25 years old circa the mid 1950s.

The 1950’s, we had no television, no computer, no cell phones, the land lines if you were lucky had a fee, or they were party lines, no microwaves, no air conditioning, no ATM’s, no GPS, no bank cards, no Amazon delivery, no fast foods, no Netflix, Instagram, or Facebook…

But the music was always there… And the beat goes on.  Take time to enjoy it.  I know my Daddy did!