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Alma Gilchrist and Amelia Earhart

A number of reviewers have said that Alma Gilchrist is a remarkable heroine, and that her ideas and attitudes are unique for her era. I thought I'd share a real letter from Amelia Earhart to George Putnam, her future husband, before they were married in 1931.


You can see where Alma gets her ideas on Free Love!


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Dec. 13th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I recently read a book where some of the characters were having Issues on the topic of Free Love... circa 1899. It was certainly not unique by the *20s*! I mean, flappers were rather... fast... you know. ;)

I do hope Amelia Earhart's marriage was a copacetic one.
Dec. 15th, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)
Apparently it was!
Dec. 13th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Another evidence that nothing is new under the sun.
Dec. 15th, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)
Nothing at all!
Dec. 14th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC)
A free thinking woman, way ahead of most of her time. :) If only people could be so honest these days.
Dec. 15th, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)
One could wish, couldn't one?
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