"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

If I Could Be Anyone...

It's launch day for Talli Rolland's WATCHING WILLOW WATTS. To help celebrate the event, Talli's hosting a blog party and asking the question, "If you could be anyone, who would it be?" Go here for the lowdown, prizes and more.

And about that question? I would be my great, great, great grandmother who busted her husband and brother-in-law out of prison in Alsace-Lorraine after the collapse of Napoleon's army, squirreled them away in a horse-drawn cart under a load of hay and helped them stowaway on a ship bound for America. And here I am today.

Congratulations Talli. Here's the link to Amazon

8 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

WoW! What a story. And how cool it stayed in your family for so long. We were supposed to pick heroes. Interesting that yours is a real-life one!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Now I know where your activism comes from. What an ancestor you have! I'd be mighty proud of her, too.

Jemi Fraser said...

I want to be her too! I'm amazed and so totally impressed!!!! Very, very cool.

Talli Roland said...

OMG! What an amazing story - how cool to have such bravery and courage in your family!

Thanks so much for taking part. I really appreciate it! And I'm sorry I'm just popping by now. I flaked out early last night! xx

Yvonne Osborne said...

Theresa,
Thanks. It's all true. We couldn't let something like that slip out of the archives!

Tricia,
Thank you. Yeah....I'm proud of all of them.

Jemi,
Thank you so much. I know....our lives seem so boring in comparison. Do you ever wonder...would anyone ever want to be "me"?

Talli,
Thanks! It was fun, and I thank you for giving me a reason to recall my ancestors and share. Good luck with WILLOW. And your video dressed up like Marilyn Monroe was very very good.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Oh, and Theresa....thanks for joining my blog!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow! Now that's a wild story. You should write about it.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Alex,
Hi! The thought has crossed my mind. Thanks.