Who are three people in history you admire most and why? (When I was making my list, I realized that the people I really admire are people who have touched me personally and currently. Historical figures don’t really impress me.)
- Juliette Gordon Low – the founder of the Girl Scouts.
I was a Girl Scout for most of the first 35 years of my life, and I really appreciate the skills and responsibility I learned. That’s where I learned it was okay to fail, and that’s where I learned I was capable of functioning alone – without my family if I had to (not that I wanted to).
- Ree Drummond – the Pioneer Woman.
She lives on a ranch, loves her family, cooks, blogs, home schools, gardens, and “works cattle.” She does it all! And she never takes herself too seriously.
- Margaret Aymer Oget – Presbyterian minister and professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
She is a Greek and Latin scholar, a New Testament professor, an immigrant from the West Indies, and one of the most articulate, loving, and right-headed women I know. She is the author of the current Horizon‘s Bible Study for Presbyterian Women.
What have been the three biggest news events during your lifetime and why?
- Man’s landing on the moon.
Because we reached for the stars, and got most of the way there. It gave me hope.
Because it marked my loss of innocence, and the beginning of my distrust of public figures.
Because it changed the country from an open and accepting society to something closed and selfish.
I agree with your 9/11 impact. Unfortunately, this is not the first time the US has a had a period of being closed and selfish.