Quite by coincidence, I stopped to admire a statue this afternoon:
While I’ve driven past that statue/corner many times before, today I decided to stroll by and read the signs and found out it is not a tribute to some male surfer. Amelia Earhart! In North Hollywood!
I thought, “That would be a great post for International Women’s Day.” Then I looked it up to verify the date…. today?
Two things caught my attention. The first: the story of her fatal flight, combined with the history of her marriage to George Palmer Putnam and her thoughts on women taking on challenges. All three go hand-in-hand.
The second: That the adjacent library (re)named after Amelia contains a quote (by the library’s original namesake, purposefully discarded into time) that applies to her.
I am but a small-winged bird
But I will conquer the world.
~ Sidney Lanier
Other appropriate International Women’s Day Campfire Tales posts: