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 forth as regards to her manage and act to win the precise to vote.
January 19, 1917
The wooden line has been occurring for over every week! and folks 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 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 simply are available in to discuss a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me examine Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who support raise ladies into carriages and over dust puddles--that after all is the simple half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the tough half.
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I am fit only to be an orphan. I shall start reading Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist, I guess. FEBRUARY 3, 1917 Our country and Germany have officially stopped talking. President Wilson ordered it. And he has also asked for the power to arm all American merchant ships against German U-boats in case of attack. When Mother came home from her shift she said, “Well, we’re like the Germans now, I suppose — for he hasn’t talked to us 33 since we started the vigil. ” I felt as if the breath had been sucked right out of me.
But the women, including Mother and Auntie Claire and Nell, have been coming back for four days, even today, Sunday. ” Alma and I bring them hot bricks wrapped in toweling to stand on to keep their feet warm. ” He sent Marietta over with thermoses of hot soup that Mother, Nell, and Auntie Claire shared with the other women. Alma and I went to the 22 Ardmore and had hot chocolate with piles of whipped cream. By the way, Nell thinks Cassie should come home from Radcliffe to join the picket line, but even Mother is against this.
And maybe some fancy breakfast rolls. They say there is a very good pastry chef in the White House. I wonder what Mrs. Wilson thinks when she sees these women standing out there, bundled against the cold, their faces wrapped with woolen scarves against the wind. I wonder what they talk about to each other. How could the Wilsons completely ignore the women? Have these people no feelings? How could you as a woman be married to somebody like him — President Wilson? It is not simply that he is against the vote.