Votes for Women

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.

Musical interludes:

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!

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6 thoughts on “Votes for Women

  1. Kim

    Oh so far yet to go. I read “The Golden Lane” by Margot McMillen and enjoyed it. Kudos to those women who came before us, and I hope we are just as courageous.

  2. Helen

    What a fun gathering, but how sad that things are STILL ringing true?

    Our leaves are finally changing but it’s just weird this year – lots of gypsy moth damage so those trees are just suddenly bare. There are a few bright spots but lots of muting and now we are forecast for 50 mph winds Weds so I’m sure anything close to changed will be gone after that.

    You know ‘I’ am loving this extended warmth. I was supposed to take a rest day yesterday but it was so warm that I went out for an extended walk. Then I spent most of the rest of the day sitting on my patio as I couldn’t stand being inside when it was so gorgeous out.

  3. Shelley B

    What a neat event, but dang…it feels like we are rolling back toward those times, sadly. Good to keep the reminders going of how things used to be and how we don’t want to go back there!

    You are having some weird weather, that’s for sure, but I’m sure you’re glad to not be freezing to death right now.
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  4. Lisa

    What a cool event. I got a little choked up reading about it. That’s cool they are celebrating and dressing up like they did then. It’s scary these days…for women…and I think stuff like this is a good reminder of where it used to be.
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  5. debby

    Your weather is almost the same as ours! I think you get cooler at night. We’ve had lots of days with highs of 68-70. This week its supposed to warm back up to 80 again… last dog wash of the year??

    Anyway, its great that your town celebrates this. I am always surprised when things that we take for granted happened not so long ago in our history. Amazing.
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