Reminded of the Suffragettes
On Halloween, I started to spread out some newspaper to do my carving.
The free paper usually goes in the recycling bin, but I paused to read.
Girl Power... masked voters... 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment!
I've been thinking about my grandmothers and the Suffrage Movement. My maternal grandmother, Daw was old enough to vote in 1920. Did she?
My fraternal grandmother was evidently a flapper. She was younger, but surely she would have voted proudly, whenever she could.
Today it's November 2nd, the day before the 2020 Presidential election! It's also the 100th anniversary of the first Presidential election after the 19th Amendment.
Time to pull out Daw's 5-year journal! I don't like diary snooping, I have a lot of diaries. "But it's really more like a date book!" I convince myself.
I turned to November 2, 1920 and this is what she wrote:
"Frances and I voted today - Absentee vote. Our first vote. Voted for Cox for President."
What do you know! My mom's mom voted 100 years ago! She didn't vote for the winner, but Cox's VP was FDR. What a fun thing to know.
Also good to know that Daw survived the Spanish Flu 2 years ago in October. Curious reading about that!
I hope my candidate is a winner tomorrow!
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 17, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!