A Bible-reading Oklahoma mother of 11 has been accepted into Harvard.
Allyson Reneau (pictured, right) is going for a master's degree - at age 50 - in international relations. She is also going to commute from Oklahoma City to Cambridge.
From one of the many media reports about her: " 'Sometimes those dreams, you bury them,' Reneau told The Associated Press. 'You get so busy raising your family that you forget your identity.'
Reneau, whose children range in age from 6 to 29, was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years. When she went back to finish her bachelor's degree, she juggled work and kids, going straight from classes at OU to work. When she got home in the evenings, she would feed her family and spend time with them before starting homework.
An unidentified benefactor is paying for her flights, leaving on Monday mornings, attending class on Monday nights and flying back home on Tuesdays."
The Thinking Housewife, no big fan of Red State-style feminism, blogged about Mrs. Reneau in her own inimitable way.
Sidebar: Welfare recepients who are also Ivy League grads.