May 27, 2007

Greetings from Springdale, Pennsylvania

Please join us to celebrate Rachel Carson's 100th birthday as we report from these green green hills of Pennsylvania. We are LIVE at her birthplace today to collect thoughts and remembrances from celebration attendees and guest speakers as the program continues from 12:30-5:00 PM EDT.

As folks at this event sit down to pay tribute with short comments and homilies you too can post comments. Click comments below to join the list of celebrants as we honor a life that continues to have a huge impact on environmental health, outreach, and education and whose exquisite poetic language deepens our understanding both of our responsibilities and also our appreciation of beauty for its own sake. Thank you Rachel!

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Rachel Carson!
I'm in Fourth Grade, and I'm in your front lawn right now! Isn't that exiting? Your house is very nice. You now whats funny? My name is Rachel, too! Just wanted to wish you a Happy 1OOth B-Day!

Your Friend,
Rachel

Peg said...

Thie is a wonderful day, a long time coming to promote Rachel's passion, her research, her writing, and the place of her birth. Pittsburghes are extremely proud to claim her. Her work was
never more important than now.

Peg Harmon

Kaiulani Lee said...

This is the only place I want to be today.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to be here celebrating this wonderful woman today!

Ashley said...

This is an amazing event. I am so glad to be here with these wonderful people and wonderful food and a wealth of information. I am so glad Dr. DeMarco let me know about this event.

Thank you,

Ashley

Anne said...

Thirty vendors line the street along Marion Ave. in front of Rachel's house. A gentle breeze carries the sweet sound of the old tyme band that is staked out under the old oak tree. Mark Lytle is signing his book off the back door. Delicious local foods aplenty grace the tabless for the sustainable feast. What a great day to celebrate this remarkable courage person whose work is not done.

Anonymous said...

Birthday greetings from Boston, Massachusetts!

Elisa said...

We've been enjoying wonderful organically grown food and the sunny skies.
Elisa from western PA

Mark Lytle said...

Here in Springdale one has a real sense of the place that shaped Rachel Carson. Some of those attending have relatives who remember her family and the landscape she explored as a young girl. A trip here helps complete the picture.

Steven said...

Anne,

thnaks for your efforts on this blog. We all appreciate your hard work.

Rudy Losoya said...

I want to join others around the world in saying "Happy Birthday" to Rachel Carson, a wonderful lady to whom we owe so much for the great part she played in her effort to maintain a clean, healthy environment. May we all be worthy of carrying on that effort and to preserve her legacy.

NCTC Librarian said...

My apologies to Steven and Rudy. Your comments were hung up in the queue and I just discovered them this evening.

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