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Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Birthday, Juliette Gordon Low!



Juliette Low was the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Her life was an interesting one, with too many sad points. Lady from Savannah tells of her life, and there are plenty of online biographies, too. One of my favorite stories is about how she got bored at a dinner party and snuck out with Rudyard Kipling to go fishing - she was still in her formal evening gown!

GSUSA is the largest organization for girls and women in the world. Girl Scout Birthday is March 12, and next March will be the 94th anniversary. The following year, on the 95th, there will be a huge Singalong in Washington, D.C. and satellite sites around the country. I was at the 90th and it was amazing how many Girl Scouts were there!



Also ~ Happy Halloween!

13 Comments:

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Doug said...

Well, that's a pretty serious drop-off from yesterday's celebrity birthday, but you did a good job making lemonade. I guess that's the mark of a good girl scout.

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

I remember going to Lowe's home in Savannah, Georgia.

Happy Halloween to you too!

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Interesting!

Happy day. Isn't Halloween over yet?

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Marti said...

I was a Girl Scout!
Thanks for sharing!

Wishing everyone on my blogroll a boo-tiful day! LOL!

Happy Halloween!

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Boy Scout Anthem:

"If you're looking for some action of intimate kind,
"And you run into a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined,
"Be Prepared!"

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I learned a bit about her while on the carriage tour in Savannah. I'm sure she got fed up with the high society snobbery of Savannah, and fishing would have been a welcome relief.

Have a fun Halloween!

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger actonbell said...

That's very interesting! I'd actually forgotten about her.
Happy Halloween!

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger mireille said...

I love the formal portrait in the pink gown. and Happy Halloween to you, dddragon! xoxo

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Happy Halloween to you, too!

 
At 9:21 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

Very interesting. She certainly blossomed into a dykely looking older lady, G*d bless her!

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Doug said...

hahahahahaha, Aral!

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger karma said...

you get 10 brownie points for letting us know.

happy birthday, Juliette!

 
At 5:16 AM, Blogger Minka said...

When did she found Girl Scouts? I actually never knew that scouts at one time were only boys. So I´d be interested in how old this whole scout thing is in America.

 

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