March 22 — If a famous director wanted to make a movie about one of your female ancestors who would it be? What actress would you cast in the role and why?
I vote for Mary McNeil Ewing, the ancestor discussed in my first Fearless Females post. I think her life would make an interesting movie – married young, moved more than once farther into the ‘wilderness’, even migrating when she was elderly. I just picture her as this feisty little thing who doesn’t take no for an answer. However, I have no idea what actress to cast. I honestly really don’t like too many modern actresses. I’d want someone small who could play with great strength of character but not be too pretty.