My “Mad Men” Era, Globetrotting Grandmother

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My "Mad Men" Era, Globetrotting Grandmother

My grandmother (on the right with a white hat) Beatrice “Bea” Hampton, traveling somewhere in Europe during the early 1960s.

She was an avid golfer and absolutely loved to travel.

Her favorite country was Portugal and she toured Europe as often as she could, taking full advantage of my grandfather’s business abroad.

She had great style and some people said she looked like Bette Davis, especially when she was young.

No matter if she was shopping in London or riding a camel in the Middle East, she brought her own unique flare – from white-rimmed Ray Bans to turquoise pedal pushers. And from the original MadMen era, an original Pan Am bag!

Years later, I would raid her closets for school plays because she kept everything, organized and neatly-labeled as if she knew someday, someone would find her cache – which I did and will treasure always.

She was a class act. ~shared by @deemostofi

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