Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


I've got a special guest here today. An online buddy, a Rose sistah and one of my heroes in life -- Mackenzie Crowne.
Styling like Scarlett

What lover of romance doesn’t bow down to Scarlett as the greatest heroine of all time? “What a woman!” to quote Rhett. I mean, how can you beat a heroine who faced the ravages of the Civil War without losing her sense of style? Despite the troubles she faced, I wanted to be her when I was a teenager. I even had a life sized poster of Rhett on my bedroom wall.

Of course, one could argue that Scarlett was something of a bitch, and they’d be right. But what strong woman doesn’t have to pull out her inner bitch once in a while to do what needs doing? Actually, she didn’t start out that way. Okay, so she was spoiled, petulant, and annoying, but when push came to shove, she hitched up her petticoats and fought the battle to survive.

I’m no Scarlett and as one of eight kids, I certainly wasn’t spoiled. I admit to being a bit of a weenie when it comes to confrontations. I guess I just don’t have the killer instinct it takes to be a genuine bitch. But I believe we all have a little bit of Scarlett in us. We just don’t recognize it until we face our own petticoat hitching moment.

My moment came in the form of a breast cancer diagnosis. Like Scarlett, I faced an enemy bent on my destruction. The horrendous battle left the landscape of my life ravaged and my body scarred, but like Scarlett, I survived. I thought of her often during my battle and employed her philosophy on winning. Oh, I never went after my cousin’s husband - actually, now that I think of it, if by some measure of magic I could ever speak to Scarlett, her fixation with Ashley is the first thing I’d address. Like, what she was thinking? The guy was a dweeb. And Rhett was…Oh, now that was a man! But I digress…

Where was I? Oh, yes. Her famous lines, “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.” carried me through some of the darkest hours of my life. Yep, I was Scarlett so often during those eight months of treatment, I may as well have been wearing a dress made of drapes. I think I even began to speak with a Southern accent.

Scarlett teaches us that whatever your battle, a little faith, patience, and perseverance, and even a spoiled brat can come out victorious. So whether you’re battling breast cancer, or just a job you hate, don’t give up. Take things one step at a time. Slip into your best hoop skirt and style for all you’re worth. You’ll get there eventually.


After all, tomorrow is another day. 


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Mackenzie Crowne said...

Good morning, Vonnie. Thanks so much for having me today on this first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and letting me gush over my favorite inspirational heroine.

LisaRayns said...

I'm so glad you found inspiration in Scarlett. Great post and great advice.

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Thanks, Lisa. Scarlett rocks!

Jillian said...

Well done, awesome post and I'm glad you drew on your inner petticoat-hitcher to beat this!

Mackenzie Crowne said...

LOL Thanks Jill. I admit I'm more Petticoat Junction than Gone With the Wind material, but we do what we need to do. ;-)

Calisa Rhose said...

I love Scarlett, Love Gone With the Wind and need to Netflix it. I'm even more glad to know you, Mac.

Mackenzie Crowne said...

I knew you were a soul-sista, Calisa. I haven't watched it in a while. Think I may need to hit up netflix myself now. ;-)

رضا رمضان said...

خدمات نقل الاثاث متعددة لدينا حيث يوجد لدينا خبرة في كيفية التعامل مع العملاء في تنفيذ اعمال فلدينا مدينة مكة افضل شركة نقل اثاث بمكة التي تتميز بالدقة في تنفيذ اعمال وتوصيل الاثاث من الباب لاننا نمتلك عمال متميزون في شركة نقل عفش بمكة فعليكم التواصل معنا من اجل الاستفادة من الخدمات التي نقدمها كل هذا ايضا تلاقه في مدينة الدمام من خلال التواصل مع شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التي تمتلك فنين متميزين في اعمال الفك والتركيب كما لديها اسطول سيارات مجهز يساعدها علي الوصول الي منزلك الجديد فكل شئ يكون جاهز مع شركة نقل عفش بالدمام التي اثبتت انها نقل شركة لديها خبرة كبيرة في مجال نقل الاثاث
كما يوجد لدينا خبرة في خدمات نقل الاثاث بجدة من خلال
شركة نقل اثاث بجدة
شركة نقل عفش بجدة

MASA said...

شركة الماسة الالمانية شركات رش المبيدات الحشرية بجدة
فنحن فى شركة رش مبيدات بجدة نعتبر افضل شركات رش المبيدات بجدة
بل نعتبر ارخص شركة مبيدات فى جدة فشركتنا تعتبر اقوى افضل شركة رش مبيدات بجدة إتصل بنا على ارقام شركات رش مبيدات جده فنحن ارخص شركة رش مبيدات بجدة فنحن لدينا مبيدات رش حشرات فى جدة وبخصوص الحشرات فنحن شركة رش حشرات بجدة لاننا متميزون فى اعمال شركات رش الحشرات بجدةكما أن شركتنا هى شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة ةتعتبر الشركة افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة فلدينا أفضل اسعار لأننا ارخص شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة تواصل معنا عبر شركات رش حشرات في جدة أو أرسل لنا على شركة رش مبيدات حشرية في جدة
شركة جلى رخام بجدة
شركة جلى بلاط بجدة
شركة جلى سيراميك بجدة