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Amelia was the second child of the marriage, after an infant was stillborn in August Alfred Otis had not initially favored the marriage and was not satisfied with Edwin's progress as a lawyer.
Early influence U. Postal stamp honoring Earhart A spirit of adventure seemed to abide in the Earhart children, with the pair setting off daily to explore their neighborhood.
Inwith the help of her uncle, she cobbled together a home-made ramp fashioned after a roller coaster she had seen on a trip to St.
Louis and secured the ramp to the roof of the family toolshed. Earhart's well-documented first flight ended dramatically. She emerged from the broken wooden box that had served as a sled with a bruised lip, torn dress and a "sensation of exhilaration".
She exclaimed, "Oh, Pidge, it's just like flying! One look at the rickety "flivver" was enough for Earhart, who promptly asked if they could go back to the merry-go-round. During this period, Earhart received a form of home-schooling together with her sister, from her mother and a governess.
She later recounted that she was "exceedingly fond of reading"  and spent countless hours in the large family library. Inwhen the family was finally reunited in Des Moines, the Earhart children were enrolled in public school for the first time with Amelia Earhart entering the seventh grade at the age of 12 years.
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Family fortunes Earhart in evening clothes While the family's finances seemingly improved with the acquisition of a new house and even the hiring of two servants, it soon became apparent that Edwin was an alcoholic. Five years later inhe was forced to retire and although he attempted to rehabilitate himself through treatment, he was never reinstated at the Rock Island Railroad.
At about this time, Earhart's grandmother Amelia Otis died suddenly, leaving a substantial estate that placed her daughter's share in a trust, fearing that Edwin's drinking would drain the funds. The Otis house was auctioned along with all of its contents; Earhart was heartbroken and later described it as the end of her childhood.
Edwin applied for a transfer to SpringfieldMissouri, in but the current claims officer reconsidered his retirement and demanded his job back, leaving the elder Earhart with nowhere to go. Facing another calamitous move, Amy Earhart took her children to Chicago, where they lived with friends.
Earhart made an unusual condition in the choice of her next schooling; she canvassed nearby high schools in Chicago to find the best science program. She rejected the high school nearest her home when she complained that the chemistry lab was "just like a kitchen sink".
World War I had been raging and Earhart saw the returning wounded soldiers. Her duties included preparing food in the kitchen for patients with special diets and handing out prescribed medication in the hospital's dispensary.
Her convalescence lasted nearly a year, which she spent at her sister's home in NorthamptonMassachusetts. One of the highlights of the day was a flying exhibition put on by a World War I ace.
Earhart stood her ground as the aircraft came close. Earhart arrived with her father and a singular request: Will you teach me? She chose a leather jacket, but aware that other aviators would be judging her, she slept in it for three nights to give the jacket a "worn" look.
To complete her image transformation, she also cropped her hair short in the style of other female flyers. Consequently, with no immediate prospects for recouping her investment in flying, Earhart sold the "Canary" as well as a second Kinner and bought a yellow Kissel "Speedster" two-passenger automobile, which she named the "Yellow Peril".
Simultaneously, Earhart experienced an exacerbation of her old sinus problem as her pain worsened and in early she was hospitalized for another sinus operation, which was again unsuccessful. After trying her hand at a number of unusual ventures that included setting up a photography company, Earhart set out in a new direction.
The meandering tour eventually brought the pair to BostonMassachusettswhere Earhart underwent another sinus operation which was more successful.
After recuperation, she returned to Columbia University for several months but was forced to abandon her studies and any further plans for enrolling at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologybecause her mother could no longer afford the tuition fees and associated costs.
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