Forest Hills

5 residents

Judith O'Hara

When Judy Mannion was growing up, her family vacationed every summer at a resort in northern Wisconsin. She loved to swim and climb trees there, and most of all to float out onto the lake with her father in a boat stocked with fresh worms, leeches and their fishing poles.

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Susan Scott Rowland

At first blush, Susan's was a common upper class waspy New England story, but her family passions were more Kennedyesque than Puritanical. Born June 7, 1940, Susan's parents divorced when she was very young to remarry others. She found out at her debutante ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York that her parents had gotten back together, only to divorce again. Rowland went to Ethel Walkers, a girl's boarding school, before majoring in art at Vassar.

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Helenita Scotland

Helenita Scotland has a pet peeve, and it’s the improper use of the English language. Growing up in the Caribbean, her five children knew it, because she reminded them to “speak properly” almost daily. “She was always correcting,” says her daughter, Helenita Allette Scotland-Crosby. “If you said something funny or subject-verb agreement that wasn’t correct, she would correct you.”

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Frances Hardy

When Frances Hardy walked into an employment office in Washington D.C. in the late 1950’s to find a teaching position, she was told that she would need to take speech classes to ease her southern accent before she could work in the schools. Her skills outweighed her accent, fortunately, and she got a job offer

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Aditha "Dee" Bryant

Quietly unconventional. These two words capture the essence of Dee Bryant. Spend time in her unassuming company, and you wouldn’t presume she was a groundbreaking pioneer. But Dee was a woman ahead of her time, working in the 1950s as a naval architect, a technical world few women then inhabited.

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