View email in your browser
If you don't see an image here, please "display images" in your email software

Featured: How a Late Bloomer’s Deathly Dollhouses Transformed the Forensics Field

March 2019

She was born the heiress to a vast fortune. But in her 40s, she developed a late-blooming compulsion for crime.

Not committing it, solving it.

Many experts consider Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962), a no-nonsense granny born in the Victorian era, "the godmother of forensic science." Without her, the producers of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation wouldn’t have a show.

Frances is famous for creating exquisite dollhouses, but not ones you’d want to give your children. At first, you notice charming domestic scenes with lace curtains, damask wallpaper, wedding photos—then your eyes wander to the blood-spattered floors and dead bodies.

They’re simultaneously gruesome and useful, unsettling and enlightening.

Her dollhouses depict murder, and she used them to teach detectives to observe clues... 

Click here to read more.

March Celebrations

March 8, 1859: Birth of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows. His life was touched by tragedy from an early age. Yet he retained a sense of joy and nostalgia and wrote one of the most beloved children's tales of all time at age 48. READ MORE

March 16, 1750: Birth of Caroline Herschel who, at age 36, was the woman to discover a comet. A year later, she became the first professional female astronomer when King George III awarded her a pension of £50 per year. READ MORE

March 25, 1878: Birth of Frances Glessner Lee, godmother of forensic science. A no-nonsense Victorian granny helped invent "crime scene investigation" in her 50s. Her unusual methodology? Deathly dollhouses. READ MORE

Did you miss your 2019 Later Bloomer Calendar in January? You can still download it here. Enjoy!

Words from the Wise Ones

"I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky."
—Sharon Olds, poet

More Proof It's Never Too Late...

...To Strut Your Stuff

If you've not discovered the Advanced Style Blog yet, you're in for a treat.

Author and street photographer Ari Seth Cohen created Advanced Style to "capture the sartorial savvy of the senior set."

He features "people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves...I wanted to show that you can be stylish, creative and vital at any age." This!

Ari is a street photographer who started his project over ten years ago. To date, he has generated three anthologies, a coloring book, and a documentary.

His latest is Advanced Love, which features "affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time."  

Do check out the Advanced Style Blog here. It'll put a smile on your face.

See you next month!

Thanks for reading! I'm Debra Eve, proud late bloomer and possessor of many passions.

At, I've written profiles of more than 80 people in the arts, humanities, and sciences who followed their creative passions later in life. You can also find Later Bloomers on Facebook.

You're receiving this email because you signed up for Later Bloomer's monthly Good News Letter.
Mailing Address
Later Bloomer Unlimited
Mira Valle Mobile Home Park
Ojai, CA 93023

Add Later Bloomer to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.
Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp