Responses made to MomMandl - they mentioned a name relating to wearing three bracelets, two necklaces and big hoop earrings. I’ve looked for those posts but can’t find them. I’d like to google those names. Thank you.

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                  When I Am Old
                  By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals,
and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
And run my stick along the public railings,
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens,
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
Or only bread and pickle for a week,
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats
and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
And pay our rent and not swear in the street,
And set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised,
When suddenly I am old
and start to wear purple!

Just happened by this thread....there is a documentary on this lady on Netflix right now....

Iris has pizzaz and ‘style beaucomp’! She and Carl had a fascinating life!

Re googled Iris at a young age. Doesn’t resemble Mom. But the tiny older Iris with white hair yes. Tone down the jewelry to 2 necklaces, earrings, 3 rings, bracelets...yep.

Mom’s clothing did take a turn toward the colorful as she aged.


Mom didn’t wear that much jewelry or makeup. But the woman herself does resemble my Mom in her later years.

Looked up Iris Apfel.

Oh, sorry. I was thinking your question was "what do you call someone who is extreme, wears too much makeup and jewelry."

If that person looks just like your Mom, Lizzywho......I guess I have no comment.
Guess we call her just "Mom". lol.

I need,

Glad you asked the above question. I was going to google the Woman’s name and never got around to it then forgot the name.

Just googled her. Yikes! She looks like my Mom!

"Why won't she go and am I terrible for wanting it to end?"
It's on this post, first page "Iris Apfel today with 3 bracelets, 2 necklaces and big hoop earrings. I'm not giving up on myself!"

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