Inspiration – Margaret Brown

You might not recognize this name. If you ever saw a little movie called Titanic, then you might know the name “Unsinkable Molly Brown”. I just saw the passion with which she tried to rescue others on the boat as my inspiration. Then I read her biography and found her even more interesting.

She came from poor immigrants and married another poor son of immigrants. Even though, she always thought she would marry for money, she fell in love with J.J. Brown, who at the time, had no money of his own. Love won over greed and later on they made their fortune. Her efforts concentrated on the rights of women and workers, children education, literacy and historic preservation. Since all my inspirations today have something to do with education, this is what inspires me about Margaret Brown. Even though she was well off and lived a comfortable life, she never forgot about the need for children literacy.

If you want to learn more about her, check out Molly Brown’s website or her Wiki

Thanks to Wiki for the image of Ms. Brown.

Thanks to wikipedia for the image of molly brown

As always, I thank you for leaving your comments below.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vikki
    Mar 23, 2010 @ 09:30:07

    What a shining example of a great woman! I love how she choose love!!!
    You do know you are encouraging me to buy more books on the great women you are writing about? Ah well it’s all good:)

  2. aviddiva
    Mar 24, 2010 @ 12:39:50

    That is not necessarily a bad thing 😉
    Oddly enough, she had two children that fought her for the inheritance when Mr. Brown died (according to a couple of bios I read) and did not speak to her after. She ended up devoting herself to everybody else. I hope at some point they learned to agree to disagree. Glad to encourage you.

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