Hooray for Margaret
if bicycling 800 miles from Oregon to California or hiking to the
top of the 14,000-foot Grays Peak in Colorado wasnt
enough, Margaret Lopez 32 recently added a new chapter
to her adventurous lifeshe finished her autobiography.
Hooray Margaret! An Autobiography of Margaret Lopez, published
by Mountain Press in Princeton, chronicles the rich life of a poor
farm girl from South Jersey. She fondly recalls her days growing
up in Repaupo and attending Glassboro Normal School, her love of
nature and her years as a teacher.
The books title comes from the chanting crowds of people lining
the streets as she crossed the finish line of the 26-mile New York
City Marathon. She won first place in the 70 and over
category in 1982.
When Lopez attended the Universitys Century Club Reunion (for
alumni in classes 1923-1947) she generously donated copies of her
memoir to the Alumni Association. Life is what you make it.
And Ive had a great life, said Lopez.