published Saturday, August 24th, 2013

'Mrs. Brady' Florence Henderson dispenses wisdom at expo

Florence Henderson, left, signs a Brady Bunch purse for Kathy Gordon Saturday during the Life Expo at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Florence Henderson, left, signs a Brady Bunch purse for Kathy Gordon Saturday during the Life Expo at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Photo by Angela Lewis.

Florence Henderson drew laughs and occasional “awws” Saturday when she spoke to the crowd at the Life: Boomers and Seniors Expo.

Henderson touched on a little bit of everything, from Depression-era feed-sack dresses to her own four children, and she offered bits of 79 years of wisdom in the process.

Henderson is most famous for her role as Carol Brady from the hit sitcom “The Brady Bunch” whose re-runs still air today.

She was not the only draw, though.

Vendors from around the region set up at the Chattanooga Convention Center to offer services and advice to seniors and baby boomers.

While some expo browsers chose bingo, some got free blood pressure and balance checks.

Gearheads checked out a handful of classic cars lining the center of the expo, and hopeful outdoorsmen had a plethora of motor homes and campers to check out in-and-outside the building.

The expo was presented by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and sponsored by Healthspring, Comcast, Beltone and Camping World.

See complete coverage in Sunday's Times Free Press.

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