i browse the life archives a bit everyday, and usually find something magical. here is 77 year old sadie north doing a variety of robust activities. women like this symbolise everything that’s good about the world.
sadie riding her bicycle
sadie teaching swimming & first aid
sadie making tapestries (!) & babysitting
sadie playing violin (she also plays the organ) & singing in her church choir
sadie mowing her own flipping lawn.
all images courtesy of the life magazine archives