Today was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Birthday. Sunday is Father’s Day then on to June 20th, West Virginia’s Birthday followed by June 23 being Jane Lew’s 100th Birthday. A community in Lewis County, Jane Lew, WV was laid out in 1835 by Lewis Maxwell, member of Congress from Virginia, 1827-1833. The town was not incorporated until 1907. Jane Lew is named in honor of Jane Lewis, mother of the founder of the town. Big deal ya say, I agree it is for us here. Although I never knew Harriet other than her Birthday and mine are a day apart and more importantly her writing of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which she wrote in 1850. The book opened up the realities of slavery to the entire world. It became a best seller, which has never been out of print. I have always admired her as one of the many women before her time. A woman of commitment to and for social justice!