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[at-l] I Remember Rosie
- Subject: [at-l] I Remember Rosie
- From: email@example.com (Linda Patton)
- Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 18:57:10 -0400 (EDT)
I Remember Rosie...
Everyone else has posted their memories of Maine Rose, and
maybe finally I can do it without flooding the keyboard with tears.
Words I would use to describe the way I remember Rosie:
charismatic, inspirational, wonderfully outgoing, enormously
energetic, undemanding as a houseguest, full of uninhibited and
infectious laughter, entertaining (stories of milking cows on the
kibbutz!), a huge and ready smile, intense concentration on the task
at hand, always ready to try something new, unafraid.
Her rapport with a huge audience, or with one individual, was
astounding. She could identify with and allay the fears that keep
women from backpacking--especially from backpacking alone--or that
keep them from doing almost anything. She was a powerful inspiration
and role model, with her oh-so-positive "if I could do it, so can you"
I will always miss her, but will be inspired for the rest of
my life by having known her.
Linda L. Patton, Reference Librarian, Strozier Library, Florida State Univ.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047 (850)644-5019 firstname.lastname@example.org
"A world without wilderness is a cage." -- David Brower