Saturday, September 2, 2017

Not Forgotten

Dr. Phillips has been gone since 1955, but her work lives on. She would have been intrigued and gratified at how recognition of women's rights has progressed.


Don't know who Dr. Phillips was? Read her biography, A Measure Filled, by Lisa Sergio. One of my treasures is a copy autographed by Lisa Sergio, a woman whose own story is equally compelling.


A Measure Filledreads like no other biography I've ever read. Urged by her compeers, Dr. Phillips was in the process of writing her autobiography. After her death the project was put in the hands of a long-time companion, who was never able to complete the manuscript. After her death, the project was put into the hands of Lisa Sergio. Since Lisa Sergio used part of Dr. Phillips' original work, in some passages the text reads like an autobiography.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

PLEASE ENJOY

Please enjoy these photographs taken in Nicholasville, Kentucky, of the childhood home and tombstone of Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips.

Nicholasville, about twelve miles southwest of Lexington, is probably not much bigger than it was in Dr. Phillips' time, still a very pleasant place with a small-town atmosphere.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

DR. PHILLIPS' BIRTHPLACE


Lena Madesin Phillips was born in Nicholasville, south of Lexington, Kentucky. The sign stands on Highway 27, (business route) going south from downtown.

DIED IN FRANCE, BURIED IN KENTUCKY


Dr. Phillips died during a trip to Europe in 1955. She was born in 1881. The inscription on her tombstone reads: A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE UNTO YOU THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Other members of the family.



Maple Grove Cemetery

Maple Grove Cemetery, north part of Nicholasville.

SIGN AT CORNER OF YARD


The sign marks the birthplace of Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips

FALL SCENES



We were in Kentucky in the autumn.