Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge "P"

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As a very young girl I lived with my paternal grandmother for three formative years. Being an enthusiastic teacher and lover of words, she invariably had quotations written all over the house... literally. On the backs of cupboard doors, on calendars, napkins or wherever she happened to be.  With this in mind I am finding the authors, in alphabetical sequence, of many of her favorite quotations and am adding some of those that are special to my family as well.  Hope you enjoy!




                                                                             "P"
 For the letter "P" I have chosen three individuals with totally diverse personalities but all with something noteworthy to quote and keep in mind.




Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American rights activist, whom the U.S.congress called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".On December 1, 1955, in  Alabama, Parks refused to obey a bus driver's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.


 
  I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.


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 Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. As a songwriter, she has composed over 3,000 songs.





 I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.
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