I look forward to growing Old and Wise and Audacious.

Monday, August 14, 2006

"A Harvest Yet to Reap" First edition 1976

From Lolly's bookcase.

Researched and compiled by Linda Rasmussen, Lorna Rasmussen, Candace Savage, and Anne Wheeler.

The Women's Press
Toronto, Canada

This is a wonderful compilation of personal letters, Politicians speeches, newspaper articles, farm wives recipes and remedies for "womens woes". Also from the C.P.R. propaganda booklet and other periodicals luring women to settle in western Canada a meer 100 years ago.

These women unknowingly and some of them knowingly worked and wrote about their trials and tribulations resulting in establishing the Canada we love to live in 2006. These women are our Grandmothers, Aunts, Mothers, lest we forget.

I would be very interested to see this in a new edition and wonder what new introductory essay would be written 30 years after the First edition. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Here's a caption of a cartoon showing a soldier speaking to a Mother holding a babe.

The Soldier: "Women are not entitled to vote. They cannot bear arms."

The Mother: "No, but we can bear armies."

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