Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Goodbye Granny D
NH citizen activist Doris Haddock, known to all as Granny D, died this afternoon. Doris turned 100 in January.
She was a remarkable woman, who had a long and interesting life. She was no passive citizen - Doris took active citizenry to new heights at an advanced age. I want to be just like her.
The big news stories and accolades will be coming in tomorrow - but for now, this story from the Nashua Telegraph will do:
“I have nothing to leave behind for my … grandchildren and great-grandchildren but I can give them a legacy and a lesson they can carry through their own lives,” Haddock said in a recent interview.
The lesson is what Haddock calls the “power of one” and she most humbly thanks Bonnie Riley, a former teacher. During a 1996 meeting of women activists who got together weekly in Francestown, Riley dared Haddock to act on her outrage over a $50 billion congressional earmark for a tobacco company.
“She wouldn’t just let me complain about it. She changed my life,” Haddock declared
h/t to The Austin Chronicle for the great picture.
Posted by susanthe at 10:48 PM