An aging vet’s many brushes with death endow him with a hard-won inner strength in STRONG ENOUGH. Click http://www.stevefinegan.com/strong-enough/ to read this 100-word story. New story every Wednesday. #drabbles
Victoria Claflin Woodhull (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was indeed the first woman to run for President of the United States, although her name did not appear on the ballot. She is most famous for her declaration and campaign to run as the first woman for the United States Presidency in 1872.
Elizabeth Laird, the woman beloved by soldiers at Fort Hood as the "Hug Lady" after giving out more than 500,000 hugs since 2003, died at the age of 83 on Thursday after a long battle with breast cancer.
What an awesome old lady. It makes me wonder what else I can do. I love that she said her first contribution to the war effort "involved trapping black widow spiders". "I don't want anyone to ever forget our veterans...they are our heroes". She, herself is a veteran, she enlisted in the army -- to pay back for being an American.