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When Granny D Walked Across America

When Granny D Walked Across America
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In Doris’s back bedroom, big golden keys to dozens of cities across the country adorn the bureau and the closet pole sags with all the T-shirts and hats that were given to her a long the way. A bulging scrapbook holds the texts of all the speeches she delivered as she made her way across the country, including one on the floor of the United States Senate. Before her 89th birthday, Doris had never given a public speech in her life.

But now she is pushing 91, which apparently to Doris does not mean the end, but the beginning. “It’s the power of one,” she says. And then she adds, “Only in America!”

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One Response to When Granny D Walked Across America

  1. Jamie Trowbridge March 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    In the nine years since Edie Clark wrote this piece, Doris Haddock’s strength, smarts and persistence did not diminish. We’ll certainly miss her here in Dublin, NH.

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