To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
December 3, 2015
BROWNIES...FROM MISS KATHARINE HEPBURN!
1. Never quit.
2. Be yourself.
3. Don't put too much flour in your brownies.
She was a living legend...such a strong example of an independent woman and seemed to live life on her own terms. What's not to admire? I have always adored her. Although not particularly thought of as a "great" actress, due to her sometimes shrill voice, she certainly was legendary in old Hollywood.
In July, 2003, Heather Henderson of St. Paul Minnesota,
wrote the editor of the New York Times, telling the story of her own
relationship with the famous actress. It turns out, Heather was struggling with
her college years at Bryn Mawr, which happened to be Miss Hepburn’s Alma Mater.
She tells of the pep talk she received when Heather and her father were invited to
tea at Miss Hepburn’s town house on East 49th
Street.The entire article can be read here. She also tells the "brownie" story, and provides Miss Hepburns' recipe!