13 April 2007

The definition of perserverance

Maisie DeVore collected cans, scrap metal, car batteries and junk from around Wabaunsee County, Kansas and hauled it to a scrap metal recycling center in Topeka where she sold it. Maisie raised more than $73,000 doing this.

She's 83 years old and it took her 30 years to do it. Why? To build a community swimming pool.

Maisie must have read Churchill's "Never, never, never, ever give up." speech somewhere along the way.


Anonymous said...

Changed templates, huh?

Ramblin' Ed said...

Wow. That lady is too cool. I love folks who do things for the betterment of the community. And, in my opinion, some could better the community just by leaving it.