4 thoughts on “Priscilla Douglas: “You can’t let anybody tell you who you are and what you can become.”

  1. Priscilla, I have admired you from the day we first met at the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and come to see you as a friend with much in common – even things I did not know until I read this article! I too went to Girls State (Tennessee) and served as my high school Student Government President so that does help explain our political career interests, though unlike you, I never served in government.
    You have been such an inspiration to so many women, peers and younger, through your books and your amazing presence. I also love your forthrightness and occasional irreverence which is refreshing. Looking forward to more hikes and snow skiing together or just trekking through the streets of Boston. Thanks for remaining my friend though we are now so many miles apart.
    Lynn Nicholas
    Black Mountain, NC

    • Lynn — you are the best. Thank you for your generous remarks. Look forward to my return trip to the “Paris of the South”. Always

  2. Jim,
    Thank you so much for your kind words and fond memories. Donald– we called him Butchie–was a great brother and I like you, miss him. I bet you enjoyed a few of my mothers apple pies.
    Peace be with you,

  3. This brought tears to my eyes . I remember the farm well, spent many days up there with Donald . We were always together . Walk home together after football practice everyday for about 3-4 years, which was a hike. We were very close friends during HS and after. I think of him so often.
    So nice to hear your story which brought back memories and some tears . Your family is very special to me in so many ways .

    My Mother loved your Mother and always admired her for raising six kids on a Pig farm. As that’s what we were doing on Hartwell Road next to DJ Kelly’s Pig farm.

    Love the picture of you and Tom C. Great article by the way .

    Please stay safe and healthy,
    Jim McGovern
    Cape Cod, Ma.

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