Albert Arthur Pilgrim: An Amazing Man
AA Pilgrim was Born about 1879 in Galena, Cherokee, Kansas. He had no arms below his elbows and no legs below his knees. Yet, he was a very capable man and our GREAT Great Grandfather.
An article appeared in a San Francisco newspaper about 1915 entitled
"Willie Pilgrimís Optimism" I don't have the whole article, but I share what part I do have:
"Here is a man who was born without hands or legs, handicapped as few men would care to be, and yet by the sunshine of his nature and his beautiful and fine optimism has won the hearts of everyone on the Joy Zone of the San Francisco exposition...... a crack rifle shot, can play baseball with as much dexterity and skill as a weathered big-leaguer, is an artistic penman and cartoonist of no mean attainment. And all of these accomplishments he brought about by his own determination to overcome the mean trick that nature played when she denied him his arms and legs.