Afraid of strong women?
By John Stewart
July 02, 2005
Among the pictures on my bookshelves
there is one of Ruby Johnson, late of Pennock Is. wielding her
"misery whip" to win the sawbuck contest many years
ago. She kept that saw razor sharp and polished, ready for use
until her death in the Eighties. In the photo,the spectators;
men and women, display great admiration for this Lady in a fancy
hat and dress with the sleeves rolled up pulling with one hand
a saw longer than she was tall.
I don't know Kristen, but like
her, Ruby's finesse was borne from maintaining a woodshed to
heat her house. She beat out the competition of the professional
loggers who had started using chainsaws by the late forties.
Another event that Ruby won
hands down was the rowboat races. That one got her honors from
the Coast Guard. Made a great photo also.
Is somebody afraid of strong
women? Put your lame excuses away and honor the spirit in which
this gal has offered her demonstration. Grandma Ruby would figure
you all for a bunch of pantywaists. Shame on you.
Anybody else interested in
reviving the rowboat races for future years?
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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