By Kathryn Lasky
January 19, 1917
The wood line has been happening for over per week! and other people stated they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has no longer damaged. what is extra is information of the wooden is spreading and progressively more girls are coming from different elements of the district and a few from as far-off as
Maryland and Virginia. President Wilson felt so sorry for them within the chilly that he invited them in for espresso yet they refused. They acknowledged they might purely are available in to discuss a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me give some thought to Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who aid raise girls into carriages and over dust puddles--that in fact is the simple half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the not easy part.
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Belmont’s upstairs maid sewing subsequent to me in this banner, simply snorted. She acknowledged softly, “I ain’t spotted no Negro hour. I ain’t even spotted a Negro minute. ” I couldn’t support yet begin guffawing and she or he didn’t take offense, thank heaven, yet appeared to take pleasure in that i discovered this humorous. one other banner i sewed on stated WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE 60 LINCOLN STOOD FOR YEARS in the past, MR. PRESIDENT. WHY DO YOU BLOCK THE nationwide SUFFRAGE modification at the present time? WHY ARE YOU at the back of LINCOLN? after we acquired the banners entire I needed to run over with them to the wood traces on the White apartment. mom was once there and Nell yet now not Auntie Claire. She remains to be attempting to maintain the peace at domestic. forty two I quite am very keen on Doris Stevens. She has been a chum of Mother’s and Father’s perpetually. She continually supplies me a distinct wink whilst I arrive, and at the present time she was once status with Lucy Burns. omit Burns and Alice Paul have labored jointly from the time they met in England operating for women’s rights. They have been arrested there numerous occasions. mom calls them “some crew! ” yet they're fairly diversified in visual appeal and demeanour. Lucy is tall with fiery purple hair and is often guffawing and making jokes. She is all move, whereas Alice Paul is all stillness and repose. Lucy known as me over and acknowledged, “Hey, Kat, wanna listen a valentine verse I made up for the president? ” I went over and Lucy bent her head on the subject of my ear. A fiery pink tendril whipped throughout my face within the breeze. Roses are crimson Violets are purple President Wilson thinks Women’s rights stink. “I love it,” I shrieked. And Lucy Burns did a bit jig at the sidewalk to maintain her ft hot. I made her repeat it so i may inform Alma. forty three FEBRUARY thirteen, 1917 Clary is best! we're all so satisfied, so relieved. i go over this present day and taking with me piles of coloured paper, paper doilies, and ribbons, and we'll make valentines with Clary in her in poor health room. Marietta has baked detailed little Valentine’s brownies. it will likely be rather a lot enjoyable. LATER It used to be enjoyable. Clary wasn’t first-class on the slicing in the beginning, yet we helped her and he or she really more desirable. She enjoyed pasting at the lace trim. Auntie Claire had a few very beautiful cotton lace left over from a few undertaking. We have been all having a merry time, adorning valentines and writing verses and consuming iced tarts, whilst Uncle Bayard peeked in. Oh, he used to be very joyful and smiled greatly. “So chuffed to work out all my little women doing so good. What an excellent factor, making valentines. ” Auntie Claire smiled a humorous type of part smile. And all i'll imagine used to be, is that this the one means for this guy to be proud of women? I suggest, for him to name Auntie forty four Claire a bit woman! She is his spouse. She is the mum of his 8 childrens. And mom says she understands his company in addition to he does. i suppose this is often so if she used to be threatening to inform Uncle Everett to not put money into the gold mine. FEBRUARY 14, 1917 Clary has thoroughly recovered and Auntie Claire used to be again at the line this afternoon. Alma didn’t dare come. She acknowledged her father is fuming. He doesn’t be aware of what he can do approximately her mom simply because she has one of these strong carry over him.