It was funny now that look back on it she ( Hanoi Jane) probably thought I had a lot of nerve, but I would do it again if I ever saw her again.
I used to work out at Gold's gym in Venice Beach Calif.when my husband and I used to live in Malibu, Calif.
For about a month the gym was to be closed due to construction of the newer gym. So I went over to a less equiped place and planned on working out there for the month.It was in Santa Monica and later I found out it was a workout place that Hanoi Jane owned.
I was in my first class there doing exercises.After the class I was in the Ladies dressing room washing my face and in walks Hanoi Jane. I kept my cool and dried off my face as I planned my strategy.
Then walked slowly to my locker and then right up to Hanoi Jane. She said Hello and started to step to the side.
I moved in unison to the side as well and got as close to her face to face as I could.
I am 5'11" and she is not very tall.So being that close up and so much taller I had hoped would make my point even more.
She said " What is it ? "
I replied...."Do you realize that over half of America knows that you are a traitor, that our entire military knows you are a traitor? Are you able to sleep at night with the lives of our men and women that were in the military in Vietnam on your hands.The dead the injured, the ones without limbs or faces....do you ever think about them??Do you like being the most hated women in America?
I would say I felt sorry for you to be hated like that but the thing is non other deserves it more.
Don't answer me, the questions don't need answers , your life has been an answer already."
I turned around, grabbed my gym bag , left and never went back.
Years later I was at a fund raiser in Beverly Hills, and who did I see there.....Hanoi Jane. Someone asked if we had met and I could hear her say....."I have met__________, and she has met me. We fought on different sides in the Vietnam war."