16 January 2011
Portrait of a Lady
The Peter Pan collar, the bangs and ponytail, the piercing eyes, the slight figure, the perfect posture, and the mysterious smile--friends of Nedra often began their description of her with these details. Other quirks often noted include: storing books in her oven, only eating lunch at restaurants that provided cloth napkins, traveling the world as a single woman, corresponding with all she met, and developing fondness for teddy bears. A Southern woman by birth and upbringing, Nedra challenged many conventions of her time and place while living a life that demonstrated a commitment to pursuing one's dreams.