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Remembering Betty -- and Country Almanac

Original post made on Jan 14, 2011

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. ==B Photo:== Betty Fry, right, and Hedy Boissevain at The Country Almanac.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 14, 2011, 12:18 AM

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Posted by KD
a resident of Menlo Park: other
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.

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