Sally Ride

I never wanted to be an astronaut, but I looked up to one.

As a young girl, my grandmother always taught me that I could do anything I wanted. Just because I was a girl didn’t mean I couldn’t do the job a boy did. I was a tomboy. I liked to blow stuff up, fix things, play baseball, and conduct stupid experiments, such as, can I make the jump from the roof of the house to the tree — no, I could not.

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Irene North

Irene North

Writer and journalist in Western Nebraska. I write about life in western Nebraska and interesting women from history.