Gladys Atkins, 96

Trenton, MO

 

"The privilege to choose a qualified woman for president in a fair and democratic election is priceless to me"

  • Born May 1920 in Humansville, MO

  • Taught high school English and reading starting at age 18

  • Worked as teacher for 42 years (not counting years she took off to raise children), retiring at 72

  • After retirement, delivered Meals on Wheels to other seniors for several years

  • Played church organ and piano for 75 years

  • Is a voracious reader who loves learning

  • Five children, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren

 

"America embodies certain values to the world: liberty and equality are just two. These values have been defended by men and women alike and they are epitomized by this election. The privilege to choose a qualified woman for president in a fair and democratic election is priceless to me."

 

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