This weather is crazy here! We’ve been in the 70s for the last few days and it doesn’t look to change. Saturday morning we did go out when it was colder just because we needed to ride early. We went up to the lake:
It was really perfect riding weather. No breeze and no people! It’s definitely a muted fall here.
Riding with my favorite partner:
I have to tell you – I do not know how John goes without sunglasses. He never squints. Me? I go out on a cloudy day without sunglasses and I’m all “My eyes!!!”
I think I’ve mentioned this is the past, but this year marks the 100th anniversary that women were granted the right to vote in NY. All year there have been activities and such going on. On Saturday, there was a reenactment of the statewide suffrage convention that was held in our town in 1900.
It was a reenactment of the opening day with actors reading the actual speeches given that day.
Even the refreshments were all recreated from the suffrage cookbook.
Those cookies were really good, too.
It was interesting that at points during the speeches, the audience actually broke out in spontaneous applause because so much of it really still resonates today. Here are some of the advertisements that were in circulation at the time:
Not everyone was a suffrage supporter:
Men and women were against it.
I like this one:
It says, “And you think you can keep women silent politically? It can’t be did!”
We’ve come a long way, but there is still a long way to go in our country for equality all around.
Today’s pink picture is a silicone lined soap mold. I was evaluating different molds to add to our line and this one came with a hot pink liner!