Doris Day quote about her favorite song

Doris Day

“When I was a teeny little girl, I was in dancing school, and I sang. We had to put a dance to a song, so I went to the 10-cent store one day and looked at all the sheet music.

It was all laid out, and I picked ‘Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.’ I asked the lady [working in the store] if she could play that for me; this little elderly lady played ‘da, da, da, da, da, doo, doo.”

It was fast and I thought, ‘This is going to be nice for me to dance to.’ Everybody liked it, and it was done in a very fast tempo.

And then [years later] I put it the way it was supposed to be, soft and lovely. It was my favorite. It took me back to when I sang it as a little girl.”

– Doris Day

Note: photo is of Doris Day from 1957.

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Ruby Dee quote: “It takes a long time to really be married.”

Ruby Dee

“It takes a long time to really be married. One marries many times at many levels within that marriage. If you have more marriages than you have divorces within the marriage, you’re lucky and you stick it out.”

– Ruby Dee, American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist

Note: photo of Ruby Dee was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1962.


Mary Edwards Walker quote about women in uniform

Mary Edwards Walker

“Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom.”

– Mary Edwards Walker, Medal of Honor recipient.

Mary was a doctor before the Civil War broke out in the U.S. She tried to join the Union Army as a surgeon when the war started, but was only offered the opportunity to be a nurse because of her gender. She declined and instead joined as a civilian volunteer to be a surgeon. In 1863, she became a War Department surgeon, a paid position.