Wearing a dress never slowed down Maude Shope, even at age 76. Whether she was climbing gates, attending corn shuckings, or riding her mule Frank bareback, Maude proved women could do just about anything in a skirt. Maude also believed in respect and honesty above all things: "I say nasty words sometimes, and cuss sometimes. I've done that. But stealin'r'lyin' to y', I'm not a'gonna' do it. I think that is a dirty thing t'do. I believe in bein' honest--tellin' th'truth. That's th'way I feel."