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    • Linda was a talented horseback rider and won several competitions as a child.

    • The lyrics to the song, Cook of the House were inspired by a plaque in the kitchen of a house they were staying at, "wherever I serve my guests, they like my kitchen best."

    • Linda often stated that she never used artificial light when taking photographs.

    • Linda: The day Otis Redding died I was visiting friends on 57th street in New York. Dusk was falling as I left to catch the bus and I heard the news on a news vendor's radio. I can still see myself taking it in. I can still feel the same feelings.

    • Linda: We both came from families in which parents got married, had children and the whole thing. So we were not the kind of people to live together permanently.

    • Linda was a well regarded rock photographer long before she met Paul.

    • The song Linda, by Jack Lawrence, was written for her.

    • Linda's eldest child Heather is from her first marriage to Joseph Melvin See. After she married Paul, he legally adopted Heather.

    • "The Linda McCartney Story" was a television movie dedicated to her life in 2000. Linda was played by Elizabeth Mitchell.

    • The 200th episode of "The Simpsons" was dedicated to her memory.

    • She had three children with Paul McCartney: Mary, Stella and James.

    • She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 1995, and lost her battle in 1998 at the McCartney Family Ranch in Tucson, Arizona surrounded by her family.

    • Linda's mother, Louise, died in a plane crash when Linda was 20 years old.

    • Linda: I think we should care more about each other, I think we should think about what we eat, and how we live....and maybe I'm a dreamer.

    • She started her own line of vegetarian TV dinners.

    • Although her father's name was Eastman, she is not, as commonly rumored, related to Eastman-Kodak family.

  • Quotes

    • Linda: we spend so much time together, because that's how we like it. I never used to go on girl's nights out, even at school. And Paul has never liked going out for a night with the boys, either.

    • Linda: Paul and I have lasted this long close together, so we must have something going for each other.

    • Linda: Our kids haven't any airs about them. I don't like posh kids who don't like dirty dolls or expect a chauffeur every time they go out.

    • Linda: Photography was an interest at first, then a passion.

    • Linda: I became a professional photographer by accident.

    • Linda: Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will break my heart.

    • Linda: I don't eat anything with a face.

    • Linda: I wasn't looking for another marriage. I had been married before. He is a nice man - a geologist, an Ernest Hemingway type. But Paul and I married because of convention.

    • Linda: If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.