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It was 1956. I was 6 and my brothers were 5, 4 and 3. Great Aunts Bessie and Gertrude (she never married) came to visit on our farm.
Mom and Aunts were sitting on couch while brothers and I played with cars on hard wood floor.
Aunt Gertrude stood up in her long dress and said “Kids, can you do this?”
Then she did a somersault of the hard wood floor.
Instantly I thought, this is the way I want to be a woman when I grow up.
Aunt Bessie yelled, “Now Gertrude, you quit that!”
Aunt Gertrude was 90. That is the most inspirational moment I can remember from when I was a child. What a woman! She still holds the key to life for me.
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]
What important life lesson did an older woman friend or family member once teach you?