"Oh, they’d heard whispers of such things, but they’d never EVER seen it! Not in clear, summer daylight on a public street! Scandalous!
Positively sinful! Illegal! Outrageous!
“That’s that Miss Walker.”
“Didn’t I read about her in the newspaper?”
“I hear she met with President Lincoln himself!”
“She gave a lecture over at the town hall.”
“What’s that fancy medal on her coat?”
“Why, that’s the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration a man can get.”
“But isn’t she a woman?”
“I’m afraid so,” his mother replied.
“But she’s wearing PANTS!”
From a book I wrote about Dr. Walker, but am not allowed to illustrate, which hurts my feelings. I'm told that it will be published sometime in 2013, which goes a long way towards cheering me up, but not entirely. Still, no big deal and not worth a backward glance when compared to what that lady put up with.