Remembering Betty -- and Country Almanac Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm
Betty Fry, who died Dec. 30 in Nevada City, is still making her mark on the Midpeninsula every week, as the local newspaper she-co-founded 45 years ago continues to arrive in mailboxes — and online — in the communities of Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park and surroundings. Photo: Betty Fry, right, and Hedy Boissevain at The Country Almanac.
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Posted by KD, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm
As a woman who entered the work force in the 70s and began advancing her career in the 80s, I can truly appreciate this bit "During her Almanac years, Ms. Fry continued to cope with being a businesswoman in a man's world. Ms. Heflin tells of her attending a meeting of a publishers' association. "When someone asked her to make coffee, her response was, 'Let Fred do it.'"
Young women today really do not understand how hard it was to break into male-dominated industries. So, the above? Best line, ever.