Sunday, January 9, 2011

“Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy.” ...
Jennie Jerome Churchill, b. 9 Jan. 1854, the year of Kansas/Nebraska, dreadful war in the Crimea, the year in which Henry David Thoreau published Walden...

"There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman." Carrie Chapman Catt, b. 9 Jan. 1859, the year in which Chas. Dickens published A Tale of Two Cities [oh baybee, do read it if you haven't] & John Brown & his followers raided the federal arsenal @ Harper's Ferry, VA.

Two very different ladies, but I'd be willing to bet that the suffrage reformer would agree w/ the Brooklyn-born beauty, Jennie Jerome: “It is so tempting to try the most difficult thing possible.” One had to pry women's right to vote from the clenched fist of the U.S. government. The other had to put up w/ Lord Churchill.

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