This beautiful coffee table book is about the many, many accomplish -ments around the world of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and some of the outstanding women who have been members of the DAR. I'm just a country bumpkin from Mississippi who is a DAR member.
I am extremely proud that Gordon's photo of Rosalie Mansion was used in the book! That makes me want to put a picture of "his" page on a big sign on the van to show off as we drive around! I'm button-popping proud of his photography and especially his drive to learn and improve!
The Mississippi DAR is featured throughout the book because the Mississippi DAR has been very active and very progressive in historic preservation, including the Natchez Trace and Rosalie Mansion in Natchez and the Deason House in Ellisville, Mississippi.
Here's the joke on me, though. When the book came out and when we got our copy earlier this summer, we found my name on a list. I was still so excited about Gordon's picture making the book that I read the name of the list as Real Daughters. That would be the women whose fathers fought or gave service inn the American Revolution. Real Daughters are all dead by now.
Well, imagine my mirth when I saw that I was on a list of what I initially thought was dead women. Then I saw other names of women who are still kicking, and I finally read Real Dazzlers.
That sent me into another layer of disbelief that I was even on this list of 100 noteworthy women in the history of the National Society DAR!
Grandma Moses was a member of the DAR (plus many, many, many other famous artists! All these top drawer people are on this list... I'm just a country bumpkin....er...I've said that, but that is how I feel deep down inside.
Anyway, I am so very flattered and honored to even have a picture of my hands sculpting, and I'm blown away to be included on that list of DAR luminaries.
And I am chest-thumping- proud to see that Gordon's photo was chosen for this exceptionally beautiful book!
Here is more information on the book and how you can order it. Any history lover or history researcher needs this on his or her reference shelf!
To the writers and editors, I am forever appreciative and humbled that you included my sculpture and me.
We are In a big rush this morning. Hopefully later today I will have time to come back and add the captions for Gordon's picture of Rosalie Mansion.
One more thing: A recent issue of American Spirit Magazine had a great feature on some REAL daughters of the Patriots of the American Revolution. There are women patriots and minority patriots documented by the DAR... in case you were not aware of that!
Here is where you can order that September/October issue and see why the American Spirit Magazine has won so many awards!