Journal Entries for Beverly Anne
March 4th, 2018 2:06 pm EST
I forgot to add this to my last entry. I was out last night at one of my favorite spots, and a young woman came up to me and told me that she had seen me when I came in, and did not want to leave before saying hello, because she told me that she had lost her mother several years ago, and had to tell me that I looked just like her mother. In thirty years of being out, that was the first time that anyone said that to me. I was quite flattered.
March 4th, 2018 1:46 pm EST
I know that I have not posted anything in quite a while, but that does no mean that I have not been out. 2017 was a good year, a Kentucky Derby party, and three times out to the theater, plus my usual times out. Maybe it is the engineer in me, because I tend to keep track of what I do, and last year was out on one hundred and ten separate occasions. Sometimes all day, sometimes in the evening for dinner or cocktails. I have cultivated several places where I am well liked and treated as a lady, so much so that if I do not appear for a couple of weeks, when I do show up the staff wants to know if I am alright.
It is a big world out there girls, go for it.
June 4th, 2016 12:57 pm EDT
May 7 was Derby Day again, and the Long Bar and Oak Room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hosted a party once again. There were prizes for best hat, best couple, won by friends of mine, and best dressed.
i was the only t-girl there, which is pretty common for me, and I was awarded the prize for best dressed. Fun day !!
April 2nd, 2015 10:20 am EDT
I had a birthday last week, and as i reflect back, I realize how fortunate I have been. I still have all of my original parts, and the only non original part ia a metal plate holding my collar bone together, the result of a motorcycle accident a few years ago, but I am still riding.
I have been fortunate in many ways. I had a thirty four year career in corporate America, retired from that and started my own business. I have my health, and a great family. I have had the opportunity to be Beverly in many different places in this country, and have met many people. The freinds that I have made have given me much joy. The people in this community are truly amazing, and some have become my dearest friends. The vast majority of people that I mett while out are generally accepting, and treat me as a lady, which I always strive to be.
I am truly fortunate to be able to get out in the world as my girl self, over one hundred times last year, and to be my guy self when I need or want to be. It has given me the abilaty to maintain a mental balance in my life.
It is very liberating to be able to be yourself, and not what other people think that you should be. So to all I say, be true to yourself, be that person that you need to be.
June 24th, 2014 1:00 pm EDT
Ah yes, the first Saturday of May, Derby Day. I knew that i wasn't going to make it to Churchill Downs, so I opted for the next best thing, a Derby party at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. How often do you get to wear a fancy dress and a big hat? Everyone was wonderful, I was the only T girl there, and I had an absolute ball. The mint juleps flowed, and a good time was had by all.
June 18th, 2014 12:41 pm EDT
Several months ago I was at my favorite hotel bar in Boston with a friend. This is a very long bar, and at each end there is a loveseat bar stool on the corner. I was sitting in the love seat, and Kim was on the stool on the corner, so we were facing each other. The only open seat at the bar was the other half of the loveseat, and a gentleman came over and asked if he could sit there. He sat, introduced himself as Ken, and the three of us had a great conversation. He mentioned that he was in town on business, and when I asked what kind of business he was in (by the way, he looked kind of familiar), he said that he was an actor and the President of the Screen Actors Guild. Yes, I spent two hours sharing a loveseat with Ken Howard Google him if you're not dure who he is. A very fun evening!!
March 11th, 2014 5:49 am EDT
I went shopping yesterday(3/10), bought some makeup that I needed, a handbag that I didn't, and some tights. I also bought some cute shoes, you always need them. I browsed the sale racks at Lord&Taylor, but nothing screamed "take me home" I went to Boston for lunch at one of my favorite places, and over a glass of wine started thinking. I generally like winter, you can wear short skirts with tights, sweaters, fur coats, and boots, and a snow stoem can be very pretty. But it's the middle of March!, my yard still has over a foot of snow covering it, and I'm still wearing wool skirts and tights. WHERE IS SPRING??
January 5th, 2014 9:08 am EST
I was out again last night, I usually manage to get out once or twice a week, and it still amazes me how open and accepting people are. I prefer to go to hotel bars, they just have the right vibe for me, and in twenty plus years, I have only had one problem. I was at a very upscale bar in Boston, and one of the other customers would just not let go of the fact that I am a T Girl. After the bartender had no luck in getting him to stop, he called hotel security, and in about 30 seconds, 3 line backers in tailored Armami showed up, escorted the man to the front door, and told him to never come back. So I guess the moral of the story is that if you want to go out, do it, but there are a few things to kep in mind. Dress approiately for the venue. If you walk into the Ritz Carleton looking like a cheap hooker, you won't make it past the lobby, and most importantly, act like a lady! If you do, you will be traeted as such.