Take of a Toastmistress-Part 1


This is the story of my aunt Mary, whose funeral I attended today. She was my inspiration to join Toastmasters, for she joined a parallel organization called Toastmistresses in the late 1960s. Why? Because Toastmasters was, until the early 1970s, a men’s-only club.

I will continue this story upon my return to Chicago…

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