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.

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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…

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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

Bergers & Bears

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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.

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

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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.

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