Friday, April 06, 2007
Writer's Digest, October 1976
LOOK! Mommy Can Write!
I found this magazine in an antique store in Plainville, Mass last year. Isn't it great? I am fortunate to have a sleek glass desk and a computer instead of an ironing board.
Ironing boards make me break out in a cold sweat. Why? Not because I have an aversion to ironing. I like ironing! It's just that a few years back, my husband worked for a German company that makes ironing boards and I was drafting to demo the product on QVC. Yes, I played Carol Merrill at 7:03 am deftly showing off the marvelous attributes of an ironing board. You'll note that 1976 Mommy uses Easy-On. I am a Niagara spray starch girl. As was my Mother.
Daddy's All Right!
How's that for a guilt trip? This is only 31 years ago folks. My husband has supported my writing from day one. And signing with an agent made the process seem that much more realistic to him. He's really excited for me and I love that.
This magazine reminds me of the old Enjoli perfume ad. "I can bring home the bacon! Fry it up in a pan. And never let you forget you're a man! 'Cause I'm a woman! And I wear Enjoli."
I usually wear whatever my kids smear on me. If you have a nut allergy don't get too close.