Don’t you just love history?
I am definitely drawn to things that happened around the time my grandparents were born. When my grandma Wilma passed away in December 2015, she was 96 years old.
She was born in Iowa in August of 1919 and just one month prior, Iowa had given women the right to vote. Now, that is some pretty cool stuff. My great grandmother could vote!
Since this is an election year, I have been doing a bit of studying on the history of women’s suffrage in this country. I thought I’d do something a bit different and include a link in case you are interested in reading about it as well. http://www.iptv.org/IowaPathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000320
Also, I’m so excited to tell you that the other day while doing a blog search for vintage aprons, I stumbled upon this amazing blog. As I was reading some of her published articles, I saw this one in particular and really thought it was fitting.
I asked and was granted permission to reblog it, and I am so happy that I get to share it with you! If you get a chance, please check out her blog. It is one of my new favorites.
In 1915, times were a-changing. Farm Journal asked readers to send in post cards telling them whether they supported women’s suffrage. A sample of the responses were then printed in the magazine (and every single response that was published supported women’s suffrage). Here are a few of them:
Yes, indeed, let the women vote.
J.C. Switzer (Carterville, Mo.)
I am strongly in favor of women voting. Hope the time will soon come when women will have the vote; and good-bye booze.
Morton R. Woodard (Dunsville, N.Y.)
You wish to know what I think about woman suffrage. Being a woman who naturally objects to being classed along with the rest of the farm’s livestock, I certainly shall vote when I get a chance.
Mrs. C. J. Colony (Lodi, N.Y.)
Yes, I am in favor of woman suffrage. I am sorry to say that I used…
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