Ahead are some intense weeks of writing to complete the book manuscript. Therefore, I’m going to switch from longer blogs about Daisy Low to short bits. Really short bits. I hope they still provide interesting windows to her world. As always, I welcome your comments.

Here’s the first:
In 1911 Juliette Gordon Low was in Ottawa, Canada, where–fittingly–for the first time ever, she experienced ice hockey. Here’s what she had to say about it:
“I was taken last night to a hockey match played by professionals who get $600 each for playing eight games and when I saw the violence and danger of the game I think the pay very inadequate. Polo is nothing in comparison. The skill and grace and rush of the game simply carries one away.”
Daisy Low’s initial response to hockey:  violence, danger, skill, grace, and speed. Not a bad summary!
She was watching male hockey players, but women played too–then and now.

I urge you to click here to go to the blog, called Larkabout (the source of the above photo), to see more terrific historic photographs of women playing ice hockey. 
Finally, check out Girl Scout participation in U.S. hockey from USA Hockey.
Juliette Gordon Low to William Washington Gordon II, 15 January 1911, Gordon Family Papers, MS318/14/157, Georgia Historical Society.