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The first lady of waterfowling

Postby NorCal Cazadora » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:27 am

Has anyone ever heard of Ellie Sharp?

I hadn't, until I got invited to a California Waterfowl Association event honoring her yesterday. Ellie is an amazing 101-year-old woman who blazed trails for women waterfowlers way back in the 1930s. She's definitely worth knowing about if you're a huntress.

The Contra Costa Times did a story about her today - you can read it here: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_8043130?nclick_check=1

I also did something about her and the event on my blog here: http://norcalcazadora.blogspot.com/2008/01/first-lady-of-waterfowling.html

Ya gotta love the pics - she's 101 and still dressed to the nines, right down to her Gucci scarf. I feel incredibly lucky to have met her.
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Sounds Like an Amazing Woman

Postby Carolyn_Venable » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:23 pm

:thumbsup: That sounds like one amazing woman!! Had to be awesome meeting her. BTW I love your site !!



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Postby NorCal Cazadora » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:04 pm

Thanks!

It was very humbling meeting her. As a woman born in the mid-1960s, I've gone through nothing, compared with women of Ellie Sharp's generation.
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