|To find anyone born and raised in Florida is rare, especially if it was over 50 years ago. However, there are several individuals still around who can remember growing up in Miami in the 1920s, that's over 80 years ago.
One such individual is Alice Louise Walters, daughter of Capt. Richard J. Walters (owner of the ship, "Prins Valdemar" aka Miami Aquarium (1928 - 1950) and Mae M. Walters (for whom an elementary in Hialeah was named in 1955). She had seen many changes over the decades and her family has made its mark on Dade and Broward counties.
Alice had some wonderful experiences but also suffered many tragedies but always remained the tower of strength for everyone. Her friends and family alike agreed Alice appeared to be the invincible woman, the unflinching rock or harbor, where a person felt secure. Surrender to fate was not how she approached life.
Living life to its fullest; whether being a pilot, model, businesswoman or nurse, she attempted it all. She truly is the modern woman.
Her life is an inspiration to countless people and she has taught by example. The phrases, â€œWhy me?â€ or â€œI can not do this!â€ have never been a part of her vocabulary. Alice is a â€œcan doâ€ person, one with eternal passion, drive and endurance.
To learn more, preview the new book on her life and experiences in Miami, "The Invincible Alice". The preview is at: http://www.lulu.com/content/1219235