Giving for Scholarship – Day 25

This post is a part of our 2016 Scholarship Giving Challenge

“If someone you know had a birthday today, give 25 cents.”


I looked but none of our current scholarship girls have a birthday today. I know a couple of our ABW women who will be having a birthday this month but not today. So I started looking around.

Did you know Harry Morgan, you know the Colonel  from M*A*S*H was born today in 1915?

Of course looking around there are various sports personalities like:

  • John Madden, the famous football player born in 1936.
  • Ken Griffey Sr., baseball, born in 1950.

Actor’s like:

  • Haley Joel Osment, born in 1988 (think Forrest Gump’s son, and the child from Sixth Sense)
  • Steven Seagal, born in 1951

Then I started purposely looking for women born today and found some interesting quotes…

Dolores Huerta, a children’s right and civil rights activist

If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others.

My mother was a dominant force in our family. And I always saw her as the leader. And that was great for me as a young woman, because I never saw that women had to be dominated by men.

wiki and quote source

Anne Lamott, author

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.

Google source

Clare Boothe Luce, author

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes.’ They will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.’

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.


Frances Perkins, US Educator and the U.S. Secretary of Labor

from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet.

Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.

wiki and quote source


I couldn’t help as I Iooked at the pictures of these women and thought of their strength how my life as a woman has undoubtedly been made a little easier.  Just as the support of our Scholarship girls through the Scholarship Fund makes life a little bit easier.



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