It was with surprise and a touch of sadness when I learned that Margaret Thatcher died today. She was 87 and a legend.
But even legends die.
This formidable women who changed the face of politics, Britain, and, in no small way, the world. Daughter of a grocery shop owner and as a child grew up in a household that was active in politics and the church.
She started in politics at an early age, running for local office in Dartford where she was the youngest and first female candidate in an all male race. It was during this time that she married Denis Thatcher.
But this is not a biographical recounting of this powerful woman, It is a look at how she embodied the theme of “girl power” long before it became an in vogue subject to talk about. She wasn’t a Spice Girl, but she was the perfect model of a strong female role model.
A role model that the world watched as she held office as Prime Minister longer than anyone before or since.
Whether you agreed with her political stance or even the party she represented, you can still admire her strength and her will, which is still being felt in the country today.
So I’m placing my metaphorical hat over my heart and bowing my head in remembrance.
So long Ms Thatcher (born: 13 October 1925 – died: 8 April 2013) – the Iron Lady is gone, but will never be forgotten.
- Ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died (kstp.com)
- Margaret Thatcher Dies After Stroke (news.sky.com)