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Offline Lumière

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #270 on: November 29, 2007, 12:53:43 pm »
Perhaps it's time to revitalize this great thread?  :)


It was about time, Mika..Cheers.  :)


You have to look no further than my siggie for the picture of a Strong, Gorgeous woman.

Here name was Bessie Coleman ((January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926)) -
She was the first African American woman to become an airplane pilot, and the first American woman to hold an international pilot license.





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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #271 on: November 29, 2007, 03:51:28 pm »
Milli, I must admit I'd not heard of Bessie Coleman. Thanks for remedying that and for telling us about her  - and for all of your "history on wheels"  - I enjoy them, they're beautiful, interesting and informative.  :)

I noticed that Bessie died at 34, and I thought uh-oh :-\   - so I googled her and found that she did indeed, as I had guessed, die in a tragic aircraft accident. Good then to know she hasn't been forgotten and that she continues to inspire people today!

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #272 on: November 29, 2007, 04:19:16 pm »
Milli, I must admit I'd not heard of Bessie Coleman. Thanks for remedying that and for telling us about her  - and for all of your "history on wheels"  - I enjoy them, they're beautiful, interesting and informative.  :)

Cheers, Mika.  :-*

I noticed that Bessie died at 34, and I thought uh-oh :-\   - so I googled her and found that she did indeed, as I had guessed, die in a tragic aircraft accident. Good then to know she hasn't been forgotten and that she continues to inspire people today!

I am definitely in the 'inspired' category.  She is one of my heroes.  :)


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #273 on: November 30, 2007, 07:00:58 pm »
Multiple World Champion Regina Halmich

She is Europe's most popular and successful female boxer. She just won her final fight tonight and will now retire.  :D






This last one is from a show fight against German TV presenter Stefan Raab (twice as heavy and about 30 cm taller than her... ). She won and broke his nose.




 
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #274 on: December 03, 2007, 06:54:45 pm »

I love her music, her aura, her style ..

India Arie..



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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #275 on: December 03, 2007, 07:04:26 pm »
Here is another legendary female pilot:

Elly Beinhorn (1907 - 2007)

As a young girl, she learnt to fly against the will of her parents and later flew all around the world on her own. Long distance flying was her passion. On a return journey from West Africa in 1931 she even survived a crash landing in the Sahara. Nomadic Tuareg tribesmen then helped her to get to Timbuktu...
She was very famous at her time, and what makes her a true heroine in my book is that she never joined Hitler's party and even turned him down when he wanted to meet her.

Only in 1979, at the age of 72, she gave back her pilots licence.

 :)

Elly Beinhorn died on 28 November 2007, at the age of 100.









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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #276 on: December 03, 2007, 07:07:57 pm »

Quite an amazing life she must've had.  Cheers Anke... :)


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #277 on: December 03, 2007, 07:28:25 pm »
I know that Xena and Gabrielle are only fictional characters, but they were strong, female warriors who kicked up a storm every week for six years when the Xena: WP show was on telly.




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #278 on: December 04, 2007, 01:12:37 am »
Fictional? I don't know about that! Yee-haw!!
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #279 on: December 04, 2007, 01:49:12 am »
Wow!  These recent posts are really interesting!  Thanks Anke for telling us about Elly Beinhorn... she really does sound pretty incredible.
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