... 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.


As I was re-setting all my clocks this past weekend, enjoying the perks of that extra hour, I was reflecting on if I could really turn back time. What changes would I have made, and what roads would I have detoured to the right instead of to the left.

I always ask this question of the one person who truly is an extension of myself, – my mother. “What would you do if you could turn back time?” Mama smiles and faithfully says, “I wouldn’t change a thing.” Our extended family and friends are blessed with strong women role models. Our Aunts as well as our mother defy the process of aging. Mama as the family matriarch reminds us all that the best is yet to come. She is a gift to all of our family and friends, with her sage advice and wisdom in her years. There’s not much she hasn’t seen or done.

Look at the below photo. This is absolutely my favorite picture of Mama doing her thing on the run-way. I cherish it even more now as I realize that like me, Mama was in the later years of her 40’s when this was taken. She was a business women with three daughters who launched a modeling career when most agents said her time had passed. She became a top model and enjoyed a career well into and beyond her Menopausebarbee years.

My sisters and I were raised to dwell in possibility. Mama and Daddy always said, “I can assure you of one thing, if you don’t do nothing only one things for sure, aint a #%&^damn thing gonna happen!” Mama also taught me that you never heard an old person reminisce about the things they didn’t do.

I find it symbolic that this photo of her in the Hanae Mori designer gown featured in the Seattle Times newspaper was called “September Butterfly.” Just as a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly, the time is now to spread your wings and take flight!

So today, no matter what challenges you are facing, I challenge you to turn Impossible to I’mpossible!