"I am a daughter of adventure." Margaret Brown
Margaret Brown's husband felt that a woman's name should only appear in a newspaper three times during her lifetime:
1) Her birth
2) Her marriage
3) Her death
But she made headlines, nonetheless:
a) She valued education.
b) She was committed to charity and social reform.
c) She attempted a State Senate seat.
d) She was a political activist and suffragette.
e) She traveled the world, learning several languages.
f) She survived the ill-fated Titanic! (The ship sank 108 years ago this week)
e) Basically, she said, "F%$# you," and lived a ripped-from-the-headlines life, kicking her husband to the curb.
She was born one-hundred years before me, in 1867, but still puts me to shame. We toured her former Denver home (built from mining proceeds) two years ago and this post has been lingering on my cyber-seafloor ever since. I do have one thing in common with Margaret: traveling feet...
Margaret never went by the name Molly. But she was unsinkable.
P.S. There's The Hemingway House: Chapter two for those of you that didn't click over last week!
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