Saturday, June 18, 2011

...ladies first

It is the gentlemanly thing to do, but I am not referring to simple manners today. On this day in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election. Also on this day, but in 1928, Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean. Ms. Earhart was a passenger but that doesn't change the fact that she showed bravery and courage. Later, she was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross,awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Will you be flying your own plane today? Let's hope so.
Shown today, 'Cloud Valance' because it seemed appropriate.
"There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls."
Amelia Earhart