Posts Tagged“remarkable women”

Cover Art from the 50th Anniversary Edition of "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Sarah J Coleman/Grand Central Publishing, used with permission

When I was little, I remember vividly when E.B. White died. I brought a newspaper article about his death to school to show my teacher, half-expecting we would talk about it as a class or have a moment of mourning. Then and now, authors who have touched my soul reside in a special place in my story-loving heart. One of these is the reclusive Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, a novel that I read as a soft and impressionable but mature ten year old. It’s hard to capture in words all that this story meant to me.…

Eleanor Roosevelt & Marian Anderson 1953, source: National Archives

A few months ago, I decided to volunteer for a program in my neighboring town that gives rides to senior citizens who live independently but are no longer able to drive. In a matchmaking lottery, I was paired with Eve, a spunky lady who also happens to be 100 years old. Eve’s wishes are simple. “The assisted living bus drives me to the doctor, and I take my meals in the dining hall. What I really need, though, is to see the ocean. Will you take me?” Fridays are my days with Eve. Not only do we both find the ocean…