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Monday, November 03, 2008

Mr. Pear and I voted early....though not necessarily for the same candidates!

Women suffered and endured much to gain this priviledge! In this photo, women were voting 101 years ago in New York....don't forget to VOTE! [as if you could!]

Here is a recent biographical book by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbons.

Product Description [from Amazon]
Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote. Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn’t take “no” for an answer.

Sounds like one I'll be getting for my granddaughter...!!!!


Julie said...

I'll be at Will-Moore School at 5:00 p.m.! Hope not everyone has the same idea as I do. Dan went before 7 so he probably was just fine.

Lady Laurie said...

Actually I will be so glad when this election is over! Our local candidates for senator has gotten really nasty. I'm voting later this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I was pleased to cast a vote, in the shadow of gratitude to great women like A. K. Terry of Little Rock, who stood up for the vote, and better education. Arkansas became the first "non-suffrage state" in the Union to give women the vote, Feb. 7, 1917. Or like Mrs. D. W. Richardson of Missouri who was arrested for marching on the white house for woman's voting rights. Or like Antoinette Brown Blackwell, who at 95, voted for the first time in 1920. She was the only living woman who lobbied the legislature in 1867, for the vote. When her daughter assisted her to vote, the people parted to let her by them. Thank you sisters to all your tireless work. lizzzy now in MO

Shopgirl said...

Arney and I voted last week. Idaho turned out but it stayed red. I to am glad it is over, I like most are tired of thinking. Today I am very proud of this wonderful nation. Hugs, Mary

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