Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fearless Females Blog Post: March 17 ~ Like Mother, Like Daughter

Being surrounded by people, whether as a hostess, a member of a service organization, or just spending their leisure time with family and friends, has been, and continues to be for my mother, the most fulfilling aspect of life, for both my grandmother, Harriet Bustin, and my mother, Marilyn Bustin Seavey.

Harriet Bustin

Harriet was an enthusiastic homemaker, hosting many holiday gatherings at 24 Mayfield Street. She was active as a member of the women’s Ever-Ready Club of Immanuel Baptist Church, and played Bridge regularly with women friends she had known all her life.

From her days at Deering High School, Marilyn has always loved to participate in social activities and endeavors.  She has always been on, and has occasionally chaired, the Reunion Committee for the DHS Class of 1949. Church groups, South Portland PTO’s, Eastern Star (which she joined so she could come to our Rainbow Girl meetings!), as well as couples groups, where she and my father loved to dance to those Big Band tunes, have kept her active and committed all her life.

Marilyn Seavey
promoting a PTO school fair
for Henley School

There is nothing my mother loves more than feeding people (she actually ran a small catering business out of her home for a while).  Following one of my church camp sessions, she helped me organize a winter reunion of campers and counselors at our church. Out of the church kitchen, with very little help, she fed the whole bunch of us  - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - for the whole weekend!

Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog is presenting her Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month series in honor of National Women’s History Month.

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