Marguerite Kearns April 27, 2014

Marguerite's MusingsI stumbled on this great article while going through my grandmother Edna’s archives the other day. “Challenge Antis to Bake Bread” shows how far suffrage activists went in order to make their point. During the time my grandmother hit the streets for the cause, activists felt compelled to prove their skills in the kitchen.

This may seem quaint today, but it certainly represented one of the many complex layers that went into organizing for the cause. Grandmother Edna Kearns, for example, canned for suffrage, not only to raise funds to keep the movement alive, and also teach women the basics of canning.

Who’s making bread from scratch these days? Even though terrific breads can be purchased commercially, there’s nothing like freshly-baked bread spread with butter. Yum!

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