She was the ball player. When I couldn’t tell men from women playing softball, I didn’t feel comfortable there. (Gigi)
Some of the women in this project had expansive social worlds and some seem to have minimal contact with family and co-workers. In Chapter 3 there is a sense of the lives lived by married women, all of whom are still involved with their children and, in some cases, grandchildren. Of course relationships are primarily based on verbal interactions, and I explore their world of words in Chapter 7.