So yesterday in the Capclave entry, I noted that my purdy clothes went out for a walk at Capclave and now I was back to flannels and sweats. With good reason. Because today I was scheduled to talk to E's class (about Helen Keller and Susan B. Anthony) and one of my skirts got another walk. But the thing about me is that I am prone to add on other errands such as going to the post office and the library...and the feed store. Where I picked up two 50lb bags of feed for the chickens. And then drove the car down to the barn and unloaded them. While wearing my good clothes. So other than being warm, this is the reason I'm back in sweats and flannel. Because I can't keep my nice clothes nice. And it's very silly to get dressed up for the chickens. Although chicken feather vests are all the rage this year.
Meanwhile, back in text-book land, it said the following in the entry under Susan B. Anthony: "back then women were treated badly." The text actually used the word badly. I told the boys and girls that I didn't agree with that statement. That while it was different, it wasn't necessarily bad. However since then, we believe that everyone, not just women, should be able to vote and own property in their own names and determine their own destinies. And Susan B. Anthony believed that too. She spent a lot of her life trying to get those rights for everyone, not just women. I think a lot of women were treated 'badly' and a lot were not, but it's a modern value judgment to state it as a universal truth.