…I’m speaking at the AAUW’s New London branch‘s meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the Waterford Public Library.
I’ll be talking about Isabella Beecher Hooker (naturally) and her sometimes stormy relationship with Mark Twain. (Just as an aside: I think the relationship was stormy because they were two huge egos that couldn’t fit in the same room. But don’t let that little aside keep you from coming to the talk.)
I read this morning that the oldest woman in the world died. She lived in Arkansas and was 116, born in 1898. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/07/gertrude-weaver-dies-aged-116-days-after-becoming-worlds-oldest-person
I was thinking, she was a young girl while Isabella Beecher Hooker was alive. It almost seems impossible there are living links to that past.
Wow. I hadn’t read about that. Amazing, isn’t it? My grandmother was born before women could vote. I always thought that was incredible.
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