I’ve had my baptism under fire throughout my life and the living of it. I am aware that common sense is a major factor in serving and living with people. Yes, I’ve had my share of abuse, even unkind speech. I believe the Golden Rule has restrained my tongue from hurling hard words and names at others. It has taught me to use a more lovable and respectful understanding. It has given me a tolerance, a humility, a courage, and a dignity, in conquering my own struggling conflicts for a better life—not only for myself, but with others.
It is not my intention to pretend to wear any other character than that of a woman who believes profoundly in the spirit, and the reciprocity, and in the principles of a great nation based on freedoms, with a firm reliance on the protection of