Election day in the US is just 2 days away and I thought I’d share a photo of a gift I received after entering the race for the Virginia House of Delegates.
Like many of you, LMA from Suffragette Kitty has become a WordPress friend and supporter of my campaign. She is a passionate feminist and supporter of the Women’s Movement, and I love her writing. Early in the campaign, LMA sent me this collection of items from Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott.
“In the days before the 19th Amendment, a wealthy Newport socialite ordered a tea set emblazoned with the phrase “Votes for Women” to make a point to the influential guests who often dined with her. The Alcotts were ardent supporters of the women’s suffrage movement, and today we offer replicas of this tea set and other items bearing the “Votes for Women” motto” (from the Museum Store catalog).
And one more thing: Thank you for your friendship and support, emotionally and financially, during this campaign. I cannot thank you enough and I look forward to visiting with you soon!
Wishing you success on Tuesday, Laurie!
Good luck, Laurie
To your success, and to the hard-earned right to vote.
What a wonderful gift of support! Everything I can possibly cross is crossed for you, Laurie, and I’ll be watching the VA results right along with you!! 💕
A beautiful gift! I admit, as soon as I saw the image, I began singing to myself from Mary Poppins, “Votes for Women! Step in Time!”
Keep breathing! With you all the way! LB for President!!
I wish you the best. You’ve worked hard and done all you can. I send you peaceful thoughts as this momentous day comes up. I hope the waiting won’t be too hard. I also fervently hope you win!
Good luck on Tuesday! Though of course it’s not luck, but a culmination of all you’ve been working for and one hopes a successful culmination! I’ll be watching the returns looking out for your name.
Good luck and best wishes Laurie. It’s been a long road I know it’s a bit cliche to say, but I’m sure the journey alone has changed you!!
I had a teacup and saucer from that series in my office! Today’s the day! Good luck!
I remember your cute and poignant tea set from my visit in April, that’s a cool story too. I must have forgotten it along our merry way. I wore my button to work and blabbed about you proudly to anyone who asked about it. You just never know when an expat might move to West Virginia, I wanted them to know who’s the real deal down your way xoxoxo