The Time When My Great Grandmother Invited Susan B. Anthony to Her Birthday Party

My great grandmother invited Susan B. Anthony to her 12th birthday party in 1905.

Letter 1

Sadly Ms. Anthony was too busy to attend. She did, however, promise to have someone at headquarters send her a new photo of herself. I’m guessing that to Ruth’s twelve-year-old self she was as cool as Ariana Grande is to my friend’s twelve-year-old girls. My twelve-year-old self had Stevie Nicks… but that’s another story for another day.

Turns out, the parcel with the new photo did not arrive in a timely fashion, and young Ruth sent a letter of complaint. Ms. Anthony wrote her a short letter to explain what had happened…

Letter 2

I see that Ms. Anthony did not have in her school the vertical writing. This letter is not plainly read.

Letter 3

I’m not sure if she ever did get her picture… but if not, it was not for lack of trying.

Happy 19th Amendment Day!

Wednesday Wanderings


I have thought of using this very method to mend a particular navy linen cotton blend hoodie that I cannot bear to part with. I think this will look much sweeter than if I tried to do a proper knit fix.


This is not my kitchen, just thinking about a couch in the kitchen instead of building a banquet. I love my kitchen table so would consider replacing taller legs with coffee table height hairpins. I love how much STUFF is in this kitchen too, carefully curated, but not spare. Just like mine. Ha!


You wish you had shoes like these. These clogs make me pretty darn happy.

Bergers & Bears


I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit like a bear coming out of hibernation after this cold and drizzly weekend. The Cavalcade of Comfort Foods continues with a Monday Happy Desk Lunch of leftover Shepherds Pie (yes, I made it again) and apple pear crisp.


Saturday I sent my husband (I’m sorry but how damn handsome is he?) off to ride with friends…


So I could begin production of these and other retro inspired holiday and not so holiday greeting cards to be sold at G&M Drygoods.


A trip to Baltimore is in our near future… visions of these dance in my head more than you could know.