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The life and times of a Florida girl raised in the boom years, 1920s - 1950s, of Miami, Florida. She achieved so much for the times, yet suffered so much personal heartache.
In today’s society there are countless celebrities, financial wizards and political statesmen, all making a name for themselves, especially by appearing over and over again in multiple media venues of the press and television. Those individuals are termed, ‘the famous’ but what of the individuals in America who made a difference, took risks, overcame adversities, made changes and tried to help their community? Their legacy for achievement certainly cannot be forgotten, nor should it be forgotten, for they are what made America.
The saying, “everyone has a story” is absolutely true for each person whoever existed but never so true a statement as it applies to Alice Louise Walters. Whenever anyone has heard even a fraction of the events and obstacles in her life they are immediately in disbelief. How could one person have accomplished so much, withstood such tragedies, endured such pain and still be half-way sane? Plus to achieve what she has during a time when women were still striving for equality is amazing.
Her own life is an inspiration to countless people and she has taught by example. The phrases, “Why me?” or “I can not do this!” have never been a part of her vocabulary. Alice is a “can do” person, one with eternal passion, drive and endurance. She can only be termed the ‘invincible Alice’.
On a Dare
“Coming through … coming through” she shouted over the roar of the Harley as it cruised along at the slowest possible speed. Only she wasn’t traveling an urban highway, side street or country lane; the motorcycle was being driven through the academic halls of the University of Miami by Alice. These were not empty halls but instead filled with students as the University was in full session. She had been dared and if there was one thing Alice couldn’t resist was a dare. So she borrowed a friend’s motorcycle and without a moment’s pause or hesitation maneuvered that cycle through the halls without hitting a single person. Fellow students clapped, cheered and urged Alice on during her relative short run of a few minutes until she suddenly had the University’s administration confronting her.