Sunday, March 3, 2013

Inscription: Grandma doesn't approve of cutting cane as a career

This pencil inscription appears on the first page of 1945's "Flight From China" by American journalist Edna Lee Booker.

Why not strive to a foreign news correspondent instead of cutting cane. A better way of learning to know people of other nations. Grandma"

Booker was quite the role model. According to Wikipedia, she was an American journalist who worked in Shanghai, starting in the 1920s, as foreign correspondent for the International News Service and also as a reporter for the China Press. She was the first female foreign correspondent to interview Chinese warlords Zhang Zuolin and Wu Peifu.

I wonder if this note from Grandma and this book inspired Elsa to do anything!

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