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By Kathryn Lasky

Because the struggle for women's suffrage heats up, Kathleen"Kat" Bowen will get to take part as her mom and her sister, and so on on the subject of her arrange and act to win definitely the right to vote.

January 19, 1917
The wood line has been occurring for over per week! and other people acknowledged they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has no longer damaged. What's extra is information of the wooden is spreading and a growing number of girls are coming from different components 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 stated they might purely are available to discuss a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me consider Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who aid raise ladies 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 half.

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No tell Papa,” and then would smile slyly. FEBRUARY 5, 1917 President Wilson made a speech in support of selfgovernment for Puerto Rico. Now the women on the picket lines are making new signs demanding that he look in his own backyard and give women the right to vote. It seems to me that the farther you are from the White House and the more in need of democracy, the better the chance that Wilson will come to your aid. Kind of odd, if you ask me. I went into Nell’s room to say good night just a few minutes ago and she was pinning up a picture she had gotten of the Women’s Ambulance Corps.

But anyway, Alma seemed awfully upset. Then Uncle Bayard sent his chauffeur to school early to pick up Alma so we barely got a chance to talk at all. And that is really too bad because just yesterday we said that it has 7 been ages since we have had a banana split at the Ardmore, and we were planning to today. I would hate living in Alma’s house. There are eight children but it seems like millions. Every year Auntie Claire has a new one. And Uncle Bayard is so stern. Most of the children are boys except for Alma and Clarice.

She swept into the room like a ship. She reminds me so much of a ship because she has a large, firm bosom that precedes her like the prow of a vessel. ” When I introduced Alma a shadow passed across her eyes. ” Alma blushed that insane fiery shade she gets. With her red hair she looks like a haystack on fire. “Oh, don’t worry, dear. We’re working on him and he is not the only one, you know. I have quite a touch with these men. You know, they are so silly when a very rich woman tells them something.

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