Monday, August 13, 2007

Margery Stoneman Douglas

Margery Stoneman Douglas wrote the book 'River of Grass' that tells about the plight of the Everglades. Margery and the book were major factors in the making of a national park. She could be considered a women that helped make our country great. The statue represents her as she was in her 90's. I remember the look and remember talking to here. Now I sometimes will sit on the bench and just let her talk to me again. Tourists going by take a second look because the statue looks like she is in the middle of a conversation. This statue is in the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and one of the gems of Coral Gables.