Mudcat Café message #137329 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15317   Message #137329
Posted By: WyoWoman
17-Nov-99 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: Tell me about Si Kahn...
Subject: RE: Tell me about Si Kahn...
Well, I think we need more old fartism, not less. This knowledge and the passion for it has to be passed on. And passion communicates. I'm inspired to go find these books now, so you've reached one person, for certain.

There's a little known story about the shaping of Oklahoma's history that has much to do with the labor movement and one tiny woman who helped transform the state's government in behalf of the working class, then was completely destroyed by the powers that be. I yearn to someday write her story as an historical novel -- although I can't seem to find the time for all this making of a living! Still, I keep researching labor history as I can. Maybe one day I'll win the lottery and get to spend a while writing.

If I were a songwriter, I'd write a song about her. Don't know where to begin, however. If there are any ace songwriters out there who are interested in a good subject for a ballad....