[at-l] Farewell, Granny D

Jan Lite liteshoe at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 13:01:00 CST 2010

One of my heroes.
Would that we could all live such lively, engaged Golden Years:

"Doris "Granny D" Haddock died peacefully today in her Dublin, New Hampshire
family home at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010. She was 100 years old. Born
in 1910 in Laconia, New Hampshire, she attended Emerson College and lived
through two world wars and the Great Depression. She was an activist for her
community and for her country, remaining active until the return of chronic
respiratory problems four days ago.
She walked across the United States at the age of 90 in the year 2000, in a
successful effort to promote the passage of the McCain-Feingold Campaign
Finance Reform Act. In 2004, Granny D decided to challenge incumbent Senator
Judd Gregg for his US Senate seat. She hoped to demonstrate that ordinary
people can run for office and win with the support of small donations from
individuals. Despite a shortened, grassroots campaign without the benefit of
any advertising dollars, Granny D garnered an impressive 34% of the vote."

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