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Sappho

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

"Pray for the dead and fight like hell
for the living."
~Mother Jones

Born this day in 1896, Sarah Tilghman Hughes,
a judge, a politician, and a feminist. After women's
right to vote passed -Ms. Hughes served three
terms in the House of Representives from Texas.
In 1934 she was appointed to the 14th district bench
and then was elected six times after-the last time in
1960. Judge Hughes was known for her speedy and
impartial administration of justice. As a federal Judge
she ruled on cases; Roe v. Wade-1970, Brookhaven
General Hospital-equal pay for equal work for women-1969.
Judge Hughes adminstered the Oath of Office to Lyndon
Johnson abroad Air Force One at Love Field.

Born this day in 1942, Isabel Allende- in exile from Chile-
she started writing the novel, "The House of the Spirits".
Her style was a woven fabric of women life experiences,
with myth and realism. Many more have followed.

Happy Birthday drama dolls- Myra Loy and Mary-Louise
Parker.