Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Women of Wednesday - We'll Miss you, Granny!



Doris Haddock, also known as Granny D., died last night at the age of 100. She was an ordinary woman when the times called for it. She went to school, fell in love, married and had children.

But there were times when she felt something had to be done about particular issues, and at those times, she was a most extraordinary woman.

Granny D. took part in efforts to save an Innuit village from being bombed by it's own government, and she walked across the country, beginning at age 88 and finishing at the age of 90, in an effort to bring attention to campaign finance reform. It couldn't have been easy because she suffered from arthritis and emphysema, but she did it anyway.

She was a woman who did more than talk. She went out and she acted. To learn more about her, see a previous blog, written almost one year ago.

You'll be missed, Granny!

4 comments:

Mur said...

I have to say, my favorite stories in the Notable Women series, always involve the women, like Granny D. who accomplished a great deal during the time of life when they could have been retired. Perhaps these stories will inspire our country to take on the Japanese tradition of honoring the aged. Granny D. has left a hole in our collective hearts.

I'm Jet . . . said...

So true, Muriel. I love that tradition . . .

Diane Mayr said...

If you haven't seen the documentary on Granny D, Run, Granny, Run, then head on over to my blog, where I've posted it.

We in NH are so lucky to have counted her as one of us! If we could be only half as committed as Granny was, the world would be a better place. Imagine if we were all fully committed! I guess that's called heaven...

Laura said...

Wow, what a lady! Class act!

Laura Evans