I’ve posted about her here before and Stephen Rutledge has paid homage to here as well. Mamie Van Doren was one of the triad of 50s glamour sexpots, along with Marilyn Monroe & Jayne Mansfield. I won’t go into her incredible life and career, but unlike those legends, she lived. She just turned 88 and she gives Jane Fonda a run for her money in the looking-great-at-any-age-dept. Her posts on Facebook are smart astute, and funny and she gives Trump hell on a regular basis. Here’s a post from yesterday on aging and being old as POTUS,
“Note to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Boys, you two are on the dark side of your 70’s now. By the time you campaign, get elected, and get your bearings in the White House, 80 will be visible on the horizon. And I am here to tell you 80 is the WALL. When you hit it, there are serious consequences.
You may think the energy that carried over into your 70’s will last forever, but I’ve got news, guys: you’ll wake up one day and ask, why do I suddenly just want to stay in bed?
Being president is too hard for folks our age. Yes, I know wisdom great and experience is helpful, but be smart. Be an advisor, a counselor, a confidant to a president. But let her do all that HARD FUCKING WORK, okay?
I’ve been really blessed at my age. I’ve got all my marbles, more or less, and I’ve got good health and a brand new hip. But to work at the most important job in the world every single day? Pass it to the younger ones. It’s the kind of grind that’ll take a vicious toll on your health.
Look at Ronald Reagan. He kept his hair dyed, but he didn’t know if his ass was in Dallas or Bagdad. And just look at how much more twisted the PUSSY GRABBER is today than when the Rooskies stole the election for him. That’s pretty twisted. No, let Beto or Kamala grab the oars and row the ship of state, while we grab some guacamole and tequila and cheer them on. —mvd“
If you want more Mamie, follow her on Facebook or check out this interview with er at 80. And this montage of her life and legend.