[at-l] Farewell, Granny D

EHamilton imagainst_the_wind at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 10 21:38:50 CST 2010

NOOooooo!!!! I've been checking every couple months hoping not to find this out. Thank you for the notification. I loved her book "Walking Across the US" and really admire her. For some reason, it never occurred to me to write and tell her. Now that I've thought of it, it's too late.

She was a great one. 


From: Jan Lite <liteshoe at gmail.com>
To: at-l <at-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 2:01:00 PM
Subject: [at-l] Farewell, Granny D

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."

"The Ordinary Adventurer" 
A new backpacking adventure book

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