In the main house lived his eighty-year-old nonna, the matriarch, reliably dressed in black in the custom of Italian widows.
If indeed the suit was a gamble by the Jackson matriarch to amass a sizable bank account of her own, it did not pay off.
Listen to her story about making jewelry with Rebecca Lolosoli, matriarch of the Umoja Uaso women's village.
The matriarch denies any suggestion that the bit was played up for dramatic effect.
But as a matriarch with three sons, she is upset about the arrests of the youngsters in Daraa.
The clamor would have ceased as the matriarch led a retreat and the danger would have seemed to pass.
One of those families is the Cucho family, headed by 69-year-old matriarch Natividad Cucho Velasquez.
Matriar′chalism, the character of possessing matriarchal customs; Matriar′chate, the position of a matriarch.
The fault of the drama lies in the uncertain conception of the characters, and particularly of that of the matriarch herself.