Minnie Ann Knapp

Honored by:Helen I. Williams
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My twin sister and I were the youngest in a family of seven children born on a farm in southern Iowa where we had no electricity refrigeration or running water. Mother was homemaker nursemaid cook baker laundress gardener seamstress and still had time to teach us that honesty was the most important lesson to learn - you didn't even steal a pin and a lie was as bad as stealing.

Mother had a wonderful sense of humor and a twinkle in her eye and even after the Great Depression hit she managed to see the last of us graduate from high school. I am so happy to give my darling mother some of the credit she so justly deserves and to see her name among those at the ISU Plaza of Heroines.