Thank you to Lisa Alzo, of The Accidental Genealogist , for this always interesting and evocative month long series about the Fearless Females of our past. The instructions for this day are as follows:
March 14 — Newsmakers? Did you have a female ancestor who made the news? Why? Was she famous or notorious? Did she appear in the social column?
1938, Verna in front of
The Desert Beauty Salon
The above 1938 newspaper clipping, which came from my grandmother McPherson's album, was the first public indication that her daughter Verna had her eye on the future. At the time, Verna was just 18 years old, and fresh out of beauty school; she thought it quite reasonable to start out with a flair. She went on to own several more beauty salons before she and her husband started a very successful beauty college in San Diego. By the time she was thirty years old, she was a successful and vivacious beautician and business woman.