Saturday, September 27, 2014

Recently I met a girl named Helene who was walking across the United States. I met her in my hometown of Joplin at McDonald's where I was taking advantage of the free coffee. Her mother-in-law was Katrina who had met President Roosevelt and also Churchill when she was 8 years old. She is the one who started Katrinasdream.org and was in favor of the ERA. Helene was walking across the U.S. to get the ERA into the Constitution. She is quite a girl. I found her to be very inspiring and she found me to be inspiring. I felt like I could never fit up to her dream or her goals. She videotaped me and put in on You Tube. She wanted me to talk about my life and how things had affected me. She also put me on her sight of katrinasdream.org. You can get to the video from there. To walk so much is quite an effort. She had been walking for months and made it from Sacromento to Joplin. She is going to talk to the United Nations and then go on to Washington D. C. to talk there for the senators and representatives. She talks to some in the various states she goes to. She saw me as the typical woman facing hardships in a man's world. Anyway I do a lot of walking myself and so I can't go as far as her but I can make an impact here where I live. Hope
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    I am in Joplin right now, part of the South Central Regional Roundup. Walkers from 17 states and one foreign country are participating. The headquarters hotel is La Quinta on Range Line Road, but that was filled and I am at the Days Inn, almost next door. Do you know it? We have one more walk tomorrow, at George Washington Carver's Farm, and then we drive back to St. Louis. We have already walked the Frisco Trail here, the MSSU campus, and the Recovery Walk featuring the memorials around where the tornado hit.

    Why don't you contact the Dogwood Trailblazers in Joplin and walk with them some time? They would love to have you. Check out clubs.ava.org or glenconyers@sbcglobal.net.
    1699 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Thanks for sharing.
    1700 days ago
    Interesting blog. It's really cool that you met her and learned so much about her. Neat!
    1700 days ago
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