Sep 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm #1263053
Addie BedfordBPL Member
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George MatthewsBPL Member
Interesting story. Thanks for sharing with us.Sep 8, 2010 at 11:20 am #1643935
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Thanks for the story Jeremy- I have enjoyed all of your articles on BPL.Sep 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm #1643948
Kathy A HandysideBPL Member
@earlymusicusLocale: Southeastern Michigan
What a wonderful, inspirational story! I was born in 1952, but I had never heard of this woman. I knew about Grandma Gatewood, but not "Peace Pilgrim."
This is a very timely article, given the high unemployment rates, people losing all their possessions, and given the extreme overconsumption our country still engages in.
As a 99er, I've been thinking about the nomad life, because there's a good chance I, too, will be losing my house and car. I read Rita Goldman Gelman's book, "Tales of a Female Nomad." Peace Pilgrim reminded me a lot of Rita, who shares peace and goodwill with people all around the world.
Thanks for a great article!Sep 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm #1644040
Ken CharpieBPL Member
@kencharpieLocale: Western Oregon
I've read a copy of Peace Pilgrim's pamphlet (they are still available today, a quick google search should find the site honoring her legacy) and appreciate this telling of her story, since I was only aware of a few details. Very inspiring and thought provoking!Sep 9, 2010 at 1:43 am #1644115
@basecampboundLocale: Foothills of San Gabriel Mtns.
Absolutely beautiful and inspiring story. Thanks for sharing.Sep 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm #1644305
Thanks for the great story! A wonderful reminder of the existence of an ascetic saint in modern times. Her experiences are genuine, and mirror many of those of other saints and sages.
I remember reading about her many years ago – for a period of time, she walked through California maintaining silence to promote world peace, always for peace.
Thanks again for the story and the reminder to be peaceful.Sep 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm #1644350
Franco DarioliBPL Member
Thank you very much for this one. Great life story .
I too don't recall having ever heard of her, what an amazing person !
FrancoSep 17, 2010 at 9:35 am #1646505
@becky908Locale: So. Cal
What a surprise to read about this woman. Why haven't I ever heard of her? Thank you for a wonderful story. It is a reminder that the most inspiring people are those who live their beliefs in word AND deed.Sep 23, 2010 at 1:10 am #1648121
Kristin TennessenBPL Member
@ktennessLocale: Bay Area
In a male dominated activity, I especially love hearing tales about ultralight-moving women.Apr 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm #1721635
Edward ZBPL Member
@fuzzLocale: Sunny San Diego
Have to appreciate surrender to a calling. Passion.
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