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Happy birthday, Elizabeth Gray Vining (Oct. 6, 1902 – Nov. 27, 1999)! #Quaker. #Pacifist. Anti-war activist. Writer. Librarian. Teacher. From 1946 to 1950 she was tutor to the future emperor of Japan (Akihito). Author of “Contributions of the Quakers” (1939), “Windows for the Crown Prince” (1952), “Friend of Life – A Biography of Rufus M. Jones” (1958), and “Quiet Pilgrimage” (1970), among many other works. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Died in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Cremated.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series

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