From D.C. to Antarctica
Edith "Jackie" Ronne grew up "scrubbing the steps" of her Baltimore home, her daughter said, and knew one thing -- she wanted a life different from what she saw. She spent a couple of years at a college in Ohio, then moved to Washington, living with her aunt and uncle in Chevy Chase while going to George Washington University.
Fast forward a few years, and she's married to a man 20 years her senior, a veteran polar explorer who's talked her into accompanying him and his expedition to Antarctica. Her life story and obituary is in the Washington Post today. Here's a terrific documentary about her in two parts that Skeeter and Tracy Jarvis produced, with some funding from the Maryland Committee for the Humanities.
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