The 100 / #75: Peggy Fleming

#75 Peggy Fleming Photographer Washington DC, USA

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About Peggy

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am the first born, a granddaughter, niece, sister, cousin, wife, daughter-in-law, aunt, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. In 1959, after graduating from a California college, I moved to Washington DC, and have lived in DC ever since. I was a secretary for John F. Kennedy for four years, taught 6th grade for one year, received a MA in Cultural Anthropology, was a Park Ranger Naturalist for the National Park Service and when I retired became a photographer. I have self published three photography books. Now I am in film school learning documentary film making.

What one thing are you most proud of in your years?
My children and grandchildren are what I am most proud of.

What one thing do you want to have achieved by the time you’re 100?
By the time I am 100, I hope I will continue to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that present.

What one thing have you seen in your lifetime that you feel has changed the world most significantly?
In the 1960s the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights issues changed my world. In this century technology [phones, cars, ATMs, washing machines, purchasing tickets for the movies] is changing my relationship to the world.

What piece of advice would you give to your 10 year old self?
My advice is to seize and enjoy life.

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