Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy birthday, Granny D -- 99 today!

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1910 Granny D (formerly Granny Haddock), born Ethel Doris Haddock, American politician and progressive political activist from the state of New Hampshire.

Haddock famously walked across the continental United States in 1999 to advocate campaign finance reform and in 2004 ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judd Gregg for the US Senate. She is noted for her colourful character and advanced age.

Granny D, still campaigning, turns 97 today. Granny D in the news

Meet other late achievers, and late starters, in the Wilson's Almanac page, 'Are You a Late Bloomer?'

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Blogger Fignatz said...

You've got me, Pip. I've decided to become noted for my advanced age, too. In fact, gee, I'm already well on the way to achieving that (well, as far as the 'advanced' bit goes).

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