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Call for Nominations!

Ardmore Initiative - 53 min 6 sec ago
It is time to nominate the best and brightest in Ardmore for the Ardmore Initiative's Annual Awards! Get more information and download a nomination form here!


Ardmore Initiative - 53 min 6 sec ago
Sharing Dranoff Properties statement providing additional clarity on the One Ardmore Place project. Reminder that the Board of Commissioners will meet tonight (12/10) to discuss and vote on a variety of issues surrounding the project at 6:10pm in the Lower Merion Township Building (75 E. Lancaster Avenue).

Gov. Corbett restores $10.5 million for One Ardmore Place, Cricket Lot project

Ardmore Initiative - 53 min 6 sec ago

Ardmore Initiative Reauthorization

Ardmore Initiative - 53 min 6 sec ago
The Ardmore Initiative is a Business District Authority that must be periodically reauthorized by its stakeholders. 2013 is a Reauthorization year for the Ardmore Initiative. Click here for more information on our proposed plan, meeting dates and more.

Will the Groundhog See His Shadow this Monday?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 1 hour 33 min ago
Everyone’s rooting for Punxsutawney Phil to bring us the hope for an early spring.
Categories: Lower Merion

Your Kid's in Jail, and 9 Other Scams to Watch Out for in 2015

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 2 hours 2 min ago
The Better Business Bureau has released its Top 10 list of scams, warning that scammers are becoming more sophisticated.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Ultimate Selfie, New Gerber Baby, Beer Brouhaha: January's Top Stories

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 3 hours 31 min ago
Plus, how to prevent and deal with frozen pipes.
Categories: Lower Merion

the curiousness of women as we age

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2015-01-31 14:27

Human beings are a strange bunch. One thing that fascinates me endlessly is how some women, who as adults are still controlled by their parents, eventually come to mimic them. In both appearance and behavioral patterns.

Social media gives us a look inside of the lives of those we know. Sometimes it also gives us a look inside the lives of people used to know but no longer are in contact with or really connected to. I had one of those experiences recently. Outside looking in. Being a couple steps removed changes your perception, and often you see things that you wouldn’t have noticed before or didn’t want to acknowledge you noticed before.

Recently I saw photos containing someone I used to be quite close to, and very fond of. But when I moved to Chester County it became too much of an effort for them to stay connected, so the relationship fizzled away. I wish this person nothing but the best, but after just catching them in someone’s photos from the holidays, wow, do we as adult women always run the risk of becoming doppelgängers of our mothers? In this case it almost made me sad to see.

This person I used to know at one time was extraordinarily vivacious and alive. And in all the photos I’ve seen for the past couple of years she smiling but it’s like there’s nothing going on behind the smile any longer. Truthfully, she’s looking more and more like her mother. Also, much like her mother she seems to have one friend she takes everywhere, and that friend looks enough like HER mother’s friend in photos I saw that it could be the daughter that woman never had separated at birth.

Someone said to me recently as they overheard a conversation I was having with someone that I had morphed momentarily into my mother. That kind of freaked me out. It’s not that I don’t love my mother, but I want to remain my own person. Not become a mini me of her.

Some women I know I do indeed resemble their mothers in their looks, but not the personalities and behavioral patterns. Perhaps men are like this as well, but this is a thing I have observed more so in women.

My mother has a very strong personality and so do I. But I would like to think and hope I am my own person. Not that I don’t love my mother but I just wasn’t put on earth to be her mini me.

And then there are the women I know that are all mostly chameleons, ever-changing. It’s like they can’t decide who they are even as adults.

And there are some women I know who seem to want to almost compete with their teenage daughters, something I completely don’t understand.

What happens to women as we approach and enter middle-age? Do we fight the aging process tooth and nail, or do we accept who we are? Or are we the balance somewhere in between those two things? And is this struggle which causes some women to head down paths already in place courtesy of their mothers?

What happens to female individuality as we age? Do we just get tired and in some cases give it up to Stepford? Or do we become more fiercely protective of our individuality?

Does who we are continually evolve or are we always basically the same person? I know there’s a lot about me that is considered constant, but I like to hope I am continually evolving to be the best person I can be. In the end I might fall short of the mark, but I at least want to remain my own person.


Categories: Pennsylvania

A Tearjerker Budweiser Spot, and Other Ads You'll See Super Bowl Sunday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-01-31 11:31
Super Bowl commercials this year cost a record $4.5 million for a 30-second spot.
Categories: Lower Merion

Know Someone Doing Good Things in Ardmore? Nominate An 'Everyday Hero'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:31
Is there a scout, volunteer, teacher or community member making a difference? Tell us how they give back and they could be featured.
Categories: Lower Merion

A Week of Wild Weather, Medical Marijuana, Unemployment Falls: The Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-01-31 09:32
Plus, a not guilty plea from an accused cop killer.
Categories: Lower Merion

PHOTOS: Snow Squalls Take Us By Surprise

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-01-30 18:46
The brief storms Friday were described by one meteorologist as "five-minute blizzards."
Categories: Lower Merion

Headed to a Super Bowl Party Sunday? Keep an Eye on the Weather

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-01-30 16:36
Snow could make a mess of area roads, and partygoers should be prepared to change their plans, PennDOT says.
Categories: Lower Merion

Quick action leads to jail for 2 men accused of fleeing from a Penn Valley attempted burglary

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:55
Two men are in prison this week in connection with an alleged attempted burglary at a Penn Valley home after a resident was able to get a quick descriptions to police of the fleeing suspects.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion swears in 3 new officers

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:45
Lower Merion officials Thursday swore in three new police officers into its ranks during a ceremony inside the board room of the Township Administration Building.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald' producer speaks to students about Holocaust film

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:22
Radnor >> While the horrors of the Holocaust may seem remote to most Americans, they are very real to those who survived Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
Categories: Lower Merion