browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Tagged With: Frances Lide

Declutter 2017: Four Prints from Frances

I don’t know why Frances gave me the partial set of lithographs from the Old South, but she did. I expect they were something she’d gotten after writing about home design in The Washington Evening Star. I don’t know what happened to the other prints in the set, perhaps they adorned her walls. These prints … Continue reading »

Categories: Series, Things | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Frances Lide: First Woman in a Washington News Room

Alexandria Packet November 13, 1986 by Maria Kavanagh Special to the Packet Frances Lide had been in Washington only a few hours when she lost practically everything she owned. This was 1934 when the Depression blanketed the country and losing everything meant just that. “I had come to Washington from South Carolina to get a … Continue reading »

Categories: People | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

Happy 100th Birthday Frances Lide

Cue music from The Writer’s Almanac and imagine Garrison Keiller reading this: Today is the 100th birthday of journalist Frances Marie Lide, born in South Carolina (1909). Frances and her younger sister, Dora, were raised by their mother after their father left. Frances attended Converse College for a year before deciding she wanted to work … Continue reading »

Categories: Memories | Tags: , | 8 Comments