Thank you Amelia

“The more one does and sees and feels,
the more one is able to do, and the
more genuine may be one’s appreciation
of fundamental things like home, and
love, and understanding companionship.”
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart – July 24, 1897 to July 2, 1937

Today would have been the 118th birthday of Amelia Earhart. She was an American aviation pioneer and author.

Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  She received the U.S.Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. 

She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

One of the books she wrote was For the Fun of It, in 1932 which was a memoir of her flying experiences and an essay on women in aviation. I was lucky enough to find this book in my library. It’s interesting to read about Amelia in her own words.

Amelia helped pave the way for strong, intelligent woman wanting to pursue what they loved, no matter what anyone thought.

If I had a time machine, Amelia is someone I wish I could sit down with and interview to find out more about what she thought of the world and her experiences. In my opinion, she was way ahead of her time. My hats off to Amelia Earhart. Thank you Amelia.

Shine On

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