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Jeannette Woods

Strength. Determination. Perseverance. When Jeannette Woods picked cotton with her brothers and sisters, she dreamed of becoming a lawyer, a model, an actress, a doctor, an airline stewardess, a singer and a paleontologist. This little six-year-old girl, as she filled her cotton burlap bag no longer than a pillowcase, had dreams. As the cotton rows seemed longer and as the cotton grew taller so did her strength, determination and perseverance. “The cotton grew taller than my head and I wouldn’t go very far down the row,” says Jeannette, “beca