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Back from giving my multimedia presentation based on my book "A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins," which I end with her words: "You just can't be afraid . . . . if you're going to accomplish anything."

I was delighted that Frances Perkin's grandson & my dear friend Tomlin Coggeshall was at the event and spoke about the Frances Perkins Center that he founded.

Tomlin brought a hard hat that his grandmother, Frances Perkins, wore. To accommodate our picture taking, Kay Althoff modeled it with the photo of Perkins. I met my dear friend Kay years ago while doing research for my biography of Perkins. Kay is a graduate of the Frances Perkins Program at Mount Holyoke (FP'84), and Associate Director, Frances Perkins Program and Development Leadership Gift Officer.

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