10-25-2008 10:30 PM
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10-27-2008 03:51 PM
My absolutely favorite part of sharing this book with others is hearing about the Mighty Queens in everyone's life. Oh -- the stories! It reminds me that this book is not just about my own story. It's not just about my home town. It's about all of the people who have influenced those of us smart enough to pay attention.
My daughter Emily named the women in her life "The Mighty Queens" and I now realize that this concept really resonates with people. I love the idea that people are inspired to share their own descriptions of ordinary women leading extraordinary lives of great consequence; true unsung heroines. So let's sing about them now!
I'd like to share some of these stories on a web site, coming soon, and will post a list I've composed, called "You Know You're a Mighty Queen If..."
I'll do so in a future post and will encourage readers to add to it...
Learn more about The Mighty Queens of Freeville.
10-29-2008 04:10 AM
10-30-2008 02:24 AM
Peppermill wrote:You sound like a "Mighty Queen" yourself. Blessings on you and to you!
I, too, come from strong female stock and am proud that we recognize that strength in ourselves. My "Mightiest" Queen would be my little sister. I am the caregiver in the family by temperment and always assumed that I would care for my mother in her later years. But 15 years ago my youngest son was left a quadriplegic on a ventilator when his bike was hit by a car. I still assumed that I would care for Mom right along with full-time care for my son. But my dear little sister stepped right up and without a word began keeping tabs on our mom and, when the time came, moved her into her own home. Mom is 92 now and doing relatively well (as is my own 25 year old son) and we all have my youngest sister to thank!
Well, thank you very much, Pepper! I'll take all the help that I can get!
10-30-2008 03:01 AM
The Mighty Queens in my life are my mom and her two best friends from grade school. My mom just turned 80 and her best friends were like more mothers to us when we were growing up. Also, my three sisters and I have several good friends who are always there for me.
From my mom and her two friends I've learned that you can be friends with someone for over 70 years and you don't have to have the same interests or goals. From my sisters I have learned that it's okay to be myself and there will always be someone who has my back. I've also learned to share. From my friends I've learn all of the above, plus that people don't have to share your DNA to be family.