Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Oprah Winfrey

trishafaye:

Celebrating life …. she knows how to do it!

Originally posted on LadyRomp:

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Born Oprah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States. Orpah was born to mother, former maid Vernita Lee, and father, war veteran Vermon Winfrey. Oprah Gail Winfrey was the richest African American of the 20th century, however Orpah Gail Winfrey wasn’t born into a rich, or even middle class family. Orpah Gail Winfrey was born in an economically troubled neighborhood and raised by a single-teenaged mother in the city of Milwaukee. Orpah, named after a biblical character, had a name no one could pronounce, so her family and friends starting calling her Oprah. Shortly after Oprah’s birth, Vernita Lee left her daughter and traveled north. Oprah was then raised by her grandmother,Hatti Mae Lee. Oprah while being raised by her grandmother lived in terrible conditions. Oprah’s only friends were farm animals,however even at that age Oprah had a very imaginative mind. Oprah would frequently give the animals dramatic parts and…

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  1. viveka
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 16:26:25

    Interesting read, but I think there is a lot more remarkable woman out there .. that will never heard or seen.

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  2. trishafaye
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 00:09:49

    Very true Viveka!! There are many, many exceptional, inspirational people in our world.
    I’m working on a little short story right now about Annie Edson Taylor. She went over Niagara Falls (New York) in a barrel in 1901. On her 63rd birthday!! I think that’s amazing.

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