Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dinner with Granny D

Tonight we had a wonderful dinner with our good friends Dennis and Maureen. They have been entertaining a celebrity guest for a couple of weeks that we are lucky to call our friend. Granny D also known as Doris Haddock. Granny D is famous for walking across the country(3,200 miles in 14 months). To raise awareness of the issue of campaign finance reform. Surprising since she was 90 years old. Granny D has not rested. When she was 94 she ran for a senate seat in New Hampshire, against Judd Greg. She is still moving At 100 years old, and is still walking two miles every morning. She is as lively and brilliant as ever. She and Dennis are working on a new book. You can get her first book Granny D: You're Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell at

You can also check her documentary out Run Granny Run by HBO pictures.

We had a wonderful dinner as well as a lively conversation. In the picture, she is showing off on of the 57 hook rugs she has made over the years. Made with cut strips of wool cloth she would find in thrift stores.( This woman experienced the depression) the rug is titled The Night Dancer. Another highlight of our dinner was her recital of the Gettysburg address. Still just as powerful today as when it was spoken so long ago.

She is an inspiration and it is an honor to call her friend. I will cherish our dinner together. Thanks to Maureen and Dennis for planning it.
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1 comment:

  1. Just caught this on a google alert. Love it!
    Love the photo too, and hope we can add it to the Granny D archives. Indeed she is an inspiration to those of us who are lucky to know her personally, as well as to thousands more who know her through the book and the documentaries. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Dennis and Maureen in their roles with Granny D too.