| A Lifetime of Voting
||Effie Hobby in 2002
Effie married Milton W. Hobby Sr. in 1923 and moved to Bridgeport,
Connecticut. She had a son in 1928, and today, Effie has three grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
During World War II, she volunteered as a member of the Civil Defense
and worked for years volunteering with the Red Cross Blood Bank
and at the Bridgeport Hospital.
Effie has voted in every election since 1920. "I was always
taught that [voting] was one of those things we should do. It's
a privilege to vote," Effie told the Associated Press.
Today, Effie lives in Wesley Village, an assisted living residence
On February 19, 2004, she turned 107 years old.
Think About It:
Why do you think Effie feels so strongly about voting?