When Katherine Garetson filed a claim on 160 acres of land in Tahosa Valley, she was 37 years old. The general consensus was that she was doomed to fail in her endeavor, as she knew nothing about homesteading and the extent of her skills were cooking, sewing, reading and writing. Her desperation for independence was way greater than her shortcomings, though. When her father suffered financial trouble, she had to move in with her married sister, Helen Dings. Because one of Helen’s sons was sick with was thought to be tuberculosis, the family made a trip to Colorado on the advice of the child’s physician during the summer of 1909. The family chose the Longs Peak Inn in Estes Park for their stay. They were so fond of the area, that they returned
Sarah G. Bagley was born in Meredith, 1820. Sarah also had two brothers and one sister named Henry, Thomas, and Mary Jane. Her mothers name is Rhoda and Sarah’s father is Nathan Bagley. The mother and father work on farms, sold land, and owned a small mill to support their family. Sarah's first job was at the age of 30 she worked in Lovell in the Hamilton Mills.
Best selling author, Michelle McNamara, wrote some of the greatest crime novels of our time, but few people knew about her secret life. Michelle had her own private drug den filled with a variety of prescription and illegal drugs.
Kate Kimball is an award-winning fiction author who has worked hard to be in the position she is in now. Despite currently struggling with her health, she has continued to peruse her English PhD in Creative Writing here at Florida State University. Born in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah Kimball is surprised to find herself over 2,000 miles away now studying in the sunshine state. FSU offers one of the top creative writing programs that currently is ranked top 5 in the nation according to The Atlantic Monthly. Kimball was excited to be accepted into the accredited program after earning her bachelor’s from the University of Utah and masters at Virginia Tech. Kimball has always loved writing and says, “Creative writing allows you to write about
nce again God has chosen another flower from the Hayes family garden. 1st Lt Carolyn Ann Youngblood better known to her loved ones as “Baby Carolyn” or “Mookie” by her father.
Cathy freeman an Australian track and field athlete was the first ever aboriginal commonwealth games gold medalist. Cathy was born on February 16th 1973, in Slade Point MacKay Queensland. She is now 43 years if age.
It seems like Teen Mom 3 and 16 & Pregnant star Mackenzie Mckee's battle with diabetes is getting tougher and tougher for her. The young mom rushed to the hospital after she suffered complications from diabetes and her blood sugar went sky high.
Mollie Goodnight did all that she could throughout her whole life from taking care of her siblings right after both of her parents’ deaths, to just teaching some of her husband's farm hands how to read. Mollie tried to do her best even in the darkest of times, which is one of the reasons that she is one of the best women Texas has ever had.
On February 21, 1933, Mary Kate Waymon and John Divine Waymon begot a child named Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina. She learned to play piano at the age of 3 and sang in her church's choir. Growing up, she wanted to be the first African American concert pianist. Eunice taught piano and worked as an accompanist for other performers when she attended Juilliard; however, she had to leave school after she ran out of funds. She moved to Philadelphia and lived with her family there in order to save money and go to a more affordable music program.
It was a privilege to listen to Stephanie Garrison share her story and provide encouragement for our own lives. Personally, I found it very admirable how willing she was to share and be vulnerable. Anyways, Stephanie is currently in her 14th year at Southeastern and serves as the Assistant Athletic Director under Drew Watson. Beginning in the athletics department in January of 2014, as the Director of Operations. Before she joined the athletic department, she served as the Director of Event Services, Resident Director, Online learning coordinator and a variety of other departments at Southeastern. She is a two time graduate of Southeastern, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and an MBA. Recently, she has taken on the responsibility of Director of Operations at the Balance Culture while still serving as
Cassie Dawin Campbell was born on November 22, 1973 in Richmond hill, Ontario, Canada. In the early 1990’s she was a defensemen in hockey and was the captain for the University of Guelph’s team. During the time that Cassie played for this team she took them to a collegiate championship in 1995. She was also a member of the Canadian women’s national ice hockey team, and played for both teams respectively at the same time. She won her first international gold medal at the World Championships in 1994, and after she graduated university with a degree in sociology, she won her second gold medal at the 1997 World Championships.
Becoming a licensed practical nurse is a rewarding job that allows a nurse to care for other people and it has a rewarding salary, while the disadvantages is the lack of sleep and the multiple hours that a nurse has to spend on his/her feet. Cathy Parker is a licensed practical nurse and also a clinical director at Bay Springs After Hours Clinic in Bay Springs,M.S. She has been a licensed practical nurse for twenty-eight years and a clinical director for thirteen years. Cathy has several reasons why she chose her career to be a licensed practical nurse. She says the main reason she chose to be a nurse is because one night at church a little boy had cut his arm and as she bandaged him up God called her to be a nurse. Her second reason she became a nurse is her love for people and wanting to see others properly cared for. As she cared for her elderly grandmother when she was a teenager it made her feel helpful to see someone smile while being cared for. Her favorite part of her job is to see someone who has been in pain, smile after being cared for.
Cassie Logan is a black, nine year old girl living in rural Mississippi. Throughout her life Cassie displays many different qualities, she can be feisty, sassy, and clever, but most of all she is courageous. This does not just mean she is plucky or tenacious, it means she is “brave and/or fearless” (Merriam Webster Dictionary). Whenever she shows this quality, she stands up for herself, as well as others. Being courageous is so important simply because she is a black girl living in 1933. Racism was very common at that time, and standing up for yourself was the only way you would get respect. However, in some incidents described in the book, Cassie changed her life for the better and took one step closer towards a fairer world. There are three