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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Remembering First Lady Rosaline Carter, (August 17, 1926 - November 19, 2023)

Aloha Everyone,

Most of us remember Rosaline Carter as the former fist lady of the United States. She held her office in the West Wing of the White House and I recall President Jimmy Carter, in more than one occasion, called her Co-President.

After leaving the White House, she co-founded The Carter Center where she was effective as an advocate for mental health. She has also been a champion for the Equal Rights Amendment, caregivers, early childhood immunizations, and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Alongside with President Jimmy Carter, Rosaline Carter also devoted her time as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity.  In her youth, she enjoyed outdoors activities including rock climbing. Her concern for diminishing Monarch butterfly populations and, to help promote public awareness, she established Rosalyn Carter Butterfly Trail. The aim is to promote butterfly and habitat conservation with the Georgia Department of Education.

Compared to some other First Ladies, Rosalyn Carter did not seek for publicity or limelight for herself. She involved in causes which she believed.  Rosalyn Carter, a compassionate woman, a humanitarian was always willing to help.

I am adding biographies of Rosalyn Carter to my reading list.

Aloha -- Cathi