Bernadine Delafield

is a retired assistant director of the North American Division Office of Communication.


Are we marked for life?

As a regular subscriber to a magazine that’s full of decorating ideas and design trends, I discovered that the editor added a unique column titled “I Am Traditional.” I find the column fascinating because it features a woman who has a successful career in the business world; yet despite her high-powered, fast-paced, and cutting-edge working environment, she considers herself to be traditional.

Doesn’t that seem somewhat of an oxymoron? How is it possible to be a savvy and competitive professional in the twenty-first century and yet consider yourself to be traditional? Apparently it’s possible, because these career specialists go on to share …

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