Monday, May 17, 2010

Strong Women - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), Picture taken from http://www.charleslindbergh.com/anne/index.asp

Anne Morrow Lindbergh was known for being the wife of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr,
but she was also a writer, aviator, and mother of 6 children.
She often co-piloted next to her husband and was the first licensed woman glider pilot in the United States.
She had to be strong under sometimes extremely difficult times, especially when her first son, Charles A. III, was kidnapped and murdered in 1932.
Her book, Gift from the Sea, was given to me many years ago and has been read several times.
If you haven't read it, it is a must read.
It is a story of learning and relearning the painful lesson that "woman must come of age by herself-she must find her true center alone."

9 comments:

Laurie said...

I'm really enjoying reading these posts. This is another woman I must read about. Thanks!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Big happy sigh for Gift from the Sea. Just seeing her picture and reading your post takes me back to the beauty of that book.

thank you!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Big happy sigh for Gift From The Sea..just reading this post and seeing her picture took me back to the beauty of that book. Thank you for this!

peggy anne said...

she was a remarkable woman...i loved her book too...thank you for bringing loveliness to my day:)

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous
Love you

Angela McRae said...

I loved "Gift from the Sea" too and found her a very remarkable woman. I think I need to go read it again -- and at the beach!

Adrienne said...

I think it's time to read 'Gift From the Sea' again! Thank you for this post. My mother remembers when the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped. She tells us that she and her sister were so frightened - they worried about being kidnapped! Hearing history from our older loved ones is always amazing!
~Adrienne~

Relyn said...

Gift from the Sea had a profound impact on me as a young woman. Victoria magazine once featured an article by her daughter Reeve. She talked about how fiercely protective her father was of Anne's writing time. It was amazing. I'd say that Charles was a man who valued his wife far more than his own many accomplishments.

~Sheila@tempus fugit~ said...

A Gift from the Sea, a book I have heard of time and again, I must now find and read this.
From the televison programs I have seen and what little I have read of her, she was indeed a very brave woman.
Thank you for piquing my interst yet again.
xx