We are inspired by the legacy of strong and graceful women who paved a path for us by both honoring traditions and ignoring limitations. They taught us how to set a table and write a thank you note. They taught us to finish what we started, whether the end was a university diploma or a Supreme Court ruling. They could straighten your posture with an iron glance and yet said things like, “Isn’t that just darling” and “willy-nilly.”
These dynamic women made us believe in the eternality of life and love and each of their trousseaux were indicative of who they were and what their families stood for. To continue their legacy is both our duty and our privilege.