Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flag Day and more

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!

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