The Early Path to Success
Virginia’s road was not an academic one. She learned on her own. Here are a few resources to explain the unconventional path she took.
Larry Eifert’s take on Virginia’s early years is this: “she grew up in a normal neighborhood a few blocks from the center of Springfield, Illinois. Some early childhood illness, possibly rheumatic fever, took a toll on her health and kept her indoors and away from school. This illness injured her heart and later contributed to an early death, but it certainly didn’t slow Virginia down.” Instead, this illness forced her onto a path few follow – she simply learned by herself.
These are links to a few of her personal diaries and connections that possibly show a direct path to later successes.