… BORN JULY 24TH 1897 – Atchison, KS
in the magical ways of an “un”planned road trip,
i was lucky enough to fall upon the amelia earhart birth place and museum,
on the eve of her birthday.
today marks the birth of a true blue modern day woman,
a pioneer of independence and adventure, born at the turn of the last century.
with a passion and determination to fly,
she was the first woman to fly the atlantic ocean on her own.
unfortunately, shortly before her 40th birthday,
she disappeared during her final stretch of her most ambitious flight;
the first person of the time, to fly around the world on the equator line….
she was a red head,
good friend of the first progressive “first lady” eleanor roosevelt,
she designed clothing and luggage and flew planes!
she wrote a letter to her husband on the morning of their wedding day,
that he had to sign and agree to before they married,
that included the poetic line
“In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be by myself
now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times
the confinement o even an attractive cage.”
she was incredibly independent in a time when
woman were expected to do nothing but stay home,
let alone learn to fly and educate herself with worldly things…
she could’ve almost been considered to be a “witch”.
on this road trip i’ve also come across other inspiring parts of american history AND contemporary stories… involving civil war heroes turned hermits,
vikings in kansas and the magical rebirth and roam of the buffalo!
as the internet connection allows,
i will forward on these tales and snapshots upon you in this here blog!