Thursday, July 24, 2008

a vagabond's birthday


Amelia Earhart, born on this day in 1897.

A vagabond, not in a bad way, but certainly a relentless nomad of flight.

A Renaissance woman of sorts. Pioneer, record setting aviatrix, and best selling author.

Lost July 2nd, 1937.

4 Comments:

Blogger willow said...

Fabulous photo! I saw a wonderful documentary on her not too long ago on American Experience.

7/24/2008 10:28 PM  
Blogger Dee Dee said...

Hi Phil..Is it your birthday?? Happy Birthday and wishing you a fun filled day. I read about Amelia Earhart not so long ago...I believe it was in a fashion magazine of all places....seems her style is appreciated once again..they've even named furniture collections after her along with Hemingway...funny world...huh? By the way..you header is awesome...

7/25/2008 9:54 AM  
Blogger the drifter said...

willow, you're right it is a great portrait!

no, dee dee, it was just her birthday. :) Mine is a couple weeks away yet.

When I did a photo search I did find some timeless stylish shots of her.

7/25/2008 9:40 PM  
Blogger larkspur said...

All that, and so beautiful, too. My mother wrote about this day in her diary. Mom was 7 years old and spending a summer afternoon at her Aunt Bena's and heard the news that AE had vanished in her plane. She wrote that surely they would find her and she would come home a hero.

Last week I traveled to Atchinson, KS and followed a sign that pointed me up to the bluff overlooking the Missouri River to the house where she spent her summers with her grandparents.

1/16/2009 1:12 AM  

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