“I was surprised to find not a dusty woman of history, but an inspiring model of spunk and pluck.”

“I was surprised to find not a dusty woman of history, but an inspiring model of spunk and pluck.”

Can you guess who I’m talking about over at The Tiny Twig today?

Eleanor Roosevelt, that’s who!

From the post:

Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most admired people of the 20th century, and I’m sure you know the basics of her curriculum vitae:  First lady of the United States for 12 years as FDR’s wife.  Delegate to the UN General Assembly.  Chairman of JFK’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.

Roosevelt accomplished great things in her life, but she was demure about those accomplishments.  The Big Things she achieved just weren’t that important to her.  What Roosevelt really wanted to be remembered for was the way she lived her life.

Roosevelt wasn’t always proud of the way she lived….

Hop over to The Tiny Twig to read the rest!

Visit these posts from the archives to read more about Eleanor:

The Best Book You’ve Never Heard of on…Living Well

Eleanor Roosevelt on Blogging

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  1. Kerry Kenney says:

    I love Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Your daughter has ready made role models. One of my favorite reflections on Eleanor Roosevelt is how she made the best of what life gave her. Her personal life (marriage) was disappointing. Blanche Weisen Cooke relates that after ER learned of FDR’s love affair with Lucy Mercer (her friend, his social secretary) she spent time visiting the Adam’s memorial in Washington, DC. A beautiful statue with a beautiful setting. You can read about it here. When you visit DC maybe you can visit it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Memorial_(Saint-Gaudens)

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