When Juliette Low was struggling with the cancer that took her life, she seldom complained.  All of her friends and co-workers attested to her fortitude and her ability to remain cheerful. Those were after-the-fact reminiscences though, because most of them did not know she was terminally ill.

However, even the stoic Juliette Gordon Low complained about a familiar and frustrating aspect of health care:  “a bill as long as from London to New York!”

That was 87 years ago!  I’m sure too many of you can empathize.

Juliette Gordon Low to Jane Deeter Rippin, undated [received 12 March 1924], JGL Correspondence 1924, National Historic Preservation Center, Girl Scout National Headquarters, New York.