Meet Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935)

No not of THAT Addams family.  Though I do love Morticia.  A lot.  This is one of those spectacular woman in history that we never were told about.  Or at least I wasn’t.  To be honest, I wasn’t told about much history of any kind.  My education sucked.  Not joking. I wish I could say to you I think my meds have erased that memory but I fear I never had it.  How?  How did I not know about her?

I mean the woman was the first American woman to be award the Nobel Peace Prize.  And I didn’t know she ever lived or what she did.  I am not only ashamed of my education, I am ashamed I don’t know more about the women who have shaped the world I have raised my kids in.

Better than me just giving you facts about a woman I knew nothing about until this morning, look her up for yourselves.  She is worth getting to know.  I found her wiki page fascinating and I just ordered a used copy of this book:


So I will leave you this Friday to go about the tons of things I need to get done before company arrives for the last weekend before Jerry goes back to work.  I vowed to write every day and then quickly fell down on that promise.  Such is my life.  Good intentions.  Poor execution.  BUT guess what is coming up VERY VERY SOON! A Gooseberry Patch review and giveaway! Squeeeeee!!!!!!!!!  I am excited! Can you tell?

See you all soon.  Love and Peace to each of you.


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I had not heard of her until you mentioned her Susan. I was so fascinated by what I read about her. What an amazing woman she was! But then again, I think every woman is amazing in their own unique ways. We may not all win Nobel Peace Prizes, but we reap other rewards that are more priceless than that. Love of family and friends. Every one of us makes a difference in the lives we touch. I truly believe that and pray that my touch leaves only good in it’s wake. Have a wonderful weekend! xxoo