This is part of a series of daily blogging prompts entitled Fearless Females created by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog in honor of Women’s History Month .
I’ll pass on this prompt:
* March 13 — Moment of Strength: share a story where a female ancestor showed courage or strength in a difficult situation.
March 14 — Newsmakers?
Did you have a female ancestor who made the news?
Was she famous or notorious?
Did she appear in the social column?
Well, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper tops this list. There are many newspaper articles found online. Most of them deal with her military experience in the U.S. Navy. Several articles talk about her retirement. Or, more accurately Retirements.
There is one article with President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office.
Earlier articles about “Amazing” Grace spoke of her experiences with the computer, from the beginning of computers. As I mentioned earlier, she found the first Computer Bug. Wonder what she would think of the technology that we have available in 2010, only 20 years after her death.
But, I guess if you can explain and show a nano-second to a bunch of engineers, she would probably say “told you so”. After all, its easier to say “I’m sorry, then to get permission”. (one of her quotes)