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Saluting a Centennial
By AMY FINNERTY
(The Wall Street Journal - February 11, 2012)

When Juliette Gordon Low was abandoned by her wealthy, philandering British husband in the early 1900s, she was a middle-age woman and nearly deaf, but she resolved not to sink into despair and self-pity. Daisy, as everyone knew her, had grown up in privilege as a child in Savannah, Ga., and then led a married life of antic leisure in England, traveling often between Europe and America. After the collapse of her marriage, Daisy cast about for a way to make herself useful—she'd had a taste of it in the late 1890s when she moved to the U.S. to help organize a convalescent hospital during the Spanish-American War. But now she wanted a long-term focus for her considerable but largely untapped energies.  Read More