Votes for Women.
Combine one of my favorite cites in the United States, Newport, Rhode Island… with the Nineteenth Amendment… and you get Votes for Women.
Many years ago, my husband gave me a gift of six Votes for Women place settings that he purchased at the famous Marble House in Newport. I had seen the original service in the pantry of the Marble House while touring it with a group of my high school students. I loved the service, and I wanted my own children to see the pieces and know the significance of the Suffrage Movement. Of course, the originals are priceless… used in 1909 at a Suffrage open house at Alva Vanderbilt Belmont’s Tea House on the Marble House property… but fortunately for me, The Preservation Society of Newport County offered adaptations of the originals.
Over the years, my service has grown to twelve place settings, a teapot and accessories. I use this service every day. And each day, I honor the women who fought, debated, spoke for and realized Votes for Women. The commitment to these votes is something that we can never take for granted.
Study the issues. Learn about the candidates. Vote. For women, for men, for our world… and especially for our children.