People I Admire
Trauma experienced by Anna Mae Dickinson, at 102, oldest & last surviving victim of 1912 sinking of Titanic. Her story is told in the New York Intelligencer: She was 8 when she lost her father & narrowly escaped death herself on Titanic. 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in torpedoing of Lusitania. 31 when she lost her 1st cousin Alfred in Hindenburg explosion. 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in Pearl Harbor & 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken & battered by collapse of twin towers on 9-11.
Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sptember 11, 2001.
"I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself. Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity. -Ronald Reagan
Remember when we had a President of the United States who Defended Liberty....When we had a President who loved and adhered to the Constitution. Remember when we had a President who didn't think it was just a list of suggestions, but actually believed in it as it was written. Yes, We remember Ronald Reagan! Don't you wish we would have another President like Reagan who DEFENDED LIBERTY and the Constitution and took the oath to DEFEND AMERICA seriously!!! Yes we miss Reagan.
"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed..." – Ronald Reagan
Hedy Lamarr is said to have tipped the balance of WWII. Not only is she almost unbelievably beautiful, she was also exceedingly clever. She was the co-inventor of an early wireless form of communication; her invention allowed shortwave radio communications on the field. She gave the invention, for no compensation, to the US Government. the Germans did not yet have this capability. Hooray for Hollywood leading lady Hedy Lamarr.
During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. And she was a New Zealander. In spite of Hitler she lives to be 98.
Nancy Wake, aka the White Mouse. She and her husband helped rescue hundreds of Jews from the Nazis. When the Gestapo closed in he was captured and killed, but she escaped to Spain and then Britain where she trained as a spy. She parachuted back into France in 1944 and led a band of 7000 resistance fighters. Died August of 2011 at age 98.
Jonathan Edwards is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. Arguably the most brilliant theologian ever born on American soil, Edwards (1703–1758) was also a pastor, a renowned preacher, a missionary to the Native Americans, a biographer, a college president, a philosopher, a loving husband, and the father of eleven children.
Audie Murphy was awarded 33 U.S. decorations and medals, five medals from France, and one from Belgium. He received every U.S. decoration for valor available to Army ground personnel at the time. He earned the Silver Star twice in three days, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor.
♥ She's always so classy, never trashy!