Fried chicken, sweet potatoes and collard greens. No matter how far my mother – Eartha Kitt – had come from her roots in South Carolina, she was still a southerner when it came to cooking. Those were the foods she cooked the most when I was young. And, rice. I’m not sure why all of […]
My mother loved the water. She always wanted her homes to be near running water. The last house she lived in was on a river, which gave her much enjoyment watching from her bed, the final days of her life. Her prior two homes had landscaped ponds on the property, that she had aerated to […]
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Eartha & Kitt The unbreakable bond of mother (Eartha Kitt) and daughter (Kitt Shapiro) lives on in wisdom, wit and love. Westport Magazine March/April 2013 http://earthakitt.com/WestportMagMarch2013/
The California home my mother Eartha Kitt purchased in 1957, had been the converted horse stable of an old estate. The names of the horses even remained above their stall doors. She used that in her argument with the city to allow her to keep chickens in the aviary that still stood as part of […]
Many people don’t realize how ‘simply’ my mother Eartha Kitt lived. Even living in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA, my mother was true to her name (Yes, Eartha was her given name) and we had chickens, roosters and a vegetable garden. Now, remember, this was in the 1960’s, way before it was ‘chic’, ‘cool’ […]