I had to respond to the Katie Couric article in the February 2013 issue of More magazine.
I am not typically interested in Katie whether it is in the news or in her current role as a talk show host but I read the article anyway. She "had me" up until the story about Ms. Couric trying to abolish the father- daughter dance tradition at her daughter Ellie's grade school. Earlier in the article she described herself as being a "very empathetic and caring person." I find that rather hypocritical as she apparently wants to take away that memory for all the little girls at that grade school. That does not show empathy or care in my opinion.
Couldn't Ms. Couric have found a brother, uncle, or close male friend to step in to that male figure role for one night so her daughter didn't feel so left out? With that thinking, why don't we cancel Father's Day because after all many people no longer have their fathers. I think it is ludicrous for Ms. Couric to try to control her daughter's life in such a manner because the reality is there will be many moments in both of their lives that will remind them of their sad loss. Her daughter will need to find a way to cope with those times in a positive way.
I wish them both well. I also wish all little girls to enjoy their fathers where and when they can so they will have a lifetime of memories.
--Nadine M. Compisi
Oh the pain of letting go with love!
My own daughter never went away to boarding school and so her launch into university life was tumultuous at best for all of us. Raised by working class parents, she has launched herself into the scariest dream for us. My husband and I have always had our feet planted firmly on the ground, yet here our own daughter pursues a dream so big, so outside of our own experience we find ourselves terrified cheerleaders. Worry not, Lesley (her love of Anne Boleyn and the other wives of Henry VIII mean she would love your name) your girl will do as ours is doing...finding her own way and missing her Mamma all at the same time. When ours makes it into a young artist program and eventually applies to Juilliard, maybe we can exhale. Maybe you too, will find that you have done your job well and it is truly is all up to her now. All the best.
Please, More. There is nothing candid or coy about Kathie Couric. She marches to the sound of money -- she works for the highest bidder. She ruined the Olympics in Italy, we had to endure that nasal voice through network news, and now she's clouding up daytime television. Only good thing is she's running out of time slots and networks. Good thing cable is here -- she can sell shapewear at 4 am.
--N. Kay Noffsinger
Please unsubscribe me and refund my subscription. Your article "Sister Pact" with carefully written suicide instructions was so far from appropriate I no longer wish to have anything to do with this magazine. That combined with the unbearable bully, Katie Couric, being your idea of a cover girl is just too much.
Hi...I've been an avid reader and now subscribe (also gifted my daughter-in-law who likes MORE very much). I devour every page of each issue but I wish...I wish:
I'm an 82 year old who doesn't feel or look it and I'd relish seeing some references to 'older women'...40 or 50 year olds are not what I'd call older women. We ladies do have a life, you know? Or do you think we're dried up w/one foot in the grave?
We're able to walk, talk and 'get around'. As? My husband and I moved to Qingdao China when we were 72 and worked there for 2-1/2 years. Lots of older women do that and more...MORE.
A few hints, tips, etc. would certainly be welcome.