The breakfast room had cleared out an hour before, but the patient matriarch kept her coffee cup full and left her alone.
Ma Reynolds - Mums, was the undisputed matriarch of the Reynolds family, and she made it clear that Lori would be treated with respect.
She almost lost her stomach at the innocent question from the middle-aged matriarch of the bed and breakfast.
As the matriarch of the Forrester family, Flannery has delivered a nuanced role of the powerful woman who clings too tightly to her children and battles other women for the love of Forrester patriarch Eric.
Initial storylines for soap operas on air continued to focus on families and heroines like Nancy Hughes, the devoted housewife who wanted more and Meta Bauer, the family matriarch who was always seeking love.