By Angelo Falcone
Among other celebrations and observations, March is Women’s History Month. In honor of women, “Asked On The Line” approached mainliners and inquired, “Who do you think is the greatest woman in history? Name a woman you know whom you admire and respect.”
M. Jones: “I think the greatest woman in history is Harriet Tubman because she helped blacks get to freedom. A woman I admire is Ethel Waters. She was a great singer in jazz and blues.”
M. Benito: “My mother, Socorro, is the greatest woman in my life, and I admire her because she is wonderful, gave me life, and taught me to walk.”
V. Nguyen: “I think that the greatest woman in history is Queen Isabella.
A woman I admire is my mom because she raised my five brothers and me on her own after 1975, when South Vietnam fell to the Communist regime, and my father was sent to a prison camp.”
F. Pedro: “The greatest woman in history was Mariana Grajales. She helped gain independence for all the Cuban people.
A woman I admire is Valentina Teleskova. She was the first woman to go into outer space.”
Y. Jose: “My mom is the greatest woman in history. She took care of all six of her children. After mom is my grandmother.
A woman I admire and respect is Eleanor Roosevelt.”
M. Luna-Saldana: “The greatest woman in history is Mary, the mother of Jesus. She is the greatest example of humility, tenderness and love.
I admire my mother, Guadalupe Saldana. She gave me life, tenderness and love.”
L. Jesus: “My mom is the greatest woman in history and is a woman I admire and respect.”
T. Alberto: “The greatest woman in history is Queen Elizabeth of England. A woman I admire is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”
R. Wimbert: “The greatest woman in history and a woman I admire and respect is my mom.”
M. Ronald: “The greatest woman in history, and a woman I admire, is my mother. She raised my brother and me and taught us about life.”
V. Joseph: “The greatest woman in history and a woman I admire is a famous Mexican singer, Lola Beltran. For me, she was the greatest female singer in the world, was very beautiful, and was known to have a good sense of humor.”
H. Bridges: “I think the greatest woman in history is my mom. She has taught me about life, about being a man, about choosing the right way to live. She is the greatest and most beautiful woman I know and she loves Jesus. I also admire my sister and my wife. Both are like my mom.”
A. Antonio: “The greatest woman in history is Niurka. She is a very famous and talented dancer and a successful actress.
The woman I admire the most is my mother, Teresa, because she shows people love and compassion.”
Z. Richard: “The greatest woman in history, for me, is my mother.
A woman I respect and admire is my wife.”