Author Archives: Penny Colman

Marching in Washington!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s great, great granddaughter, Coline Jenkins, who wrote a wonderful blurb for my book, just emailed me this photo from Washington, D.C. Linda and I managed to knit 4 “pussy hats,” as per instructions on the “Pussyhat Project” … Continue reading

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Celebrate what women have done

My longtime friend Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Cofounder of the National Women’s History Project (the group that spearheaded the establishment of National Women’s History Month) just sent me a jpeg of their wonderful new publication. I bought several … Continue reading

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“Each of puts in . . .”

Today – January 11th – in 1885 Alice Paul was born. A key leader in women’s fierce fight for the vote, Alice Paul was arrested, jailed, and force fed, all for the right to vote, a sacred right. One of … Continue reading

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Remember!

Tomorrow – January 10 – in 1917,  a band of bold suffragists, led by Alice Paul, launched a new tactic in the ceaseless fight for the vote – picketing the White House, (occupied by President Woodrow Wilson).  At 10 a.m.,  … Continue reading

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“We Can Do It” and “Rosie the Riveter”

If you watched my segment on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” (1/2017), here is more information about my position on the issue of the model for the “We Can Do It”. (The poster was renamed “Rosie the Riveter” … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

FYI: An interview I did for Mysteries at the Museum about another woman claiming to be the model for the We Can Do It Poster will be aired tonight on the Travel Channel at 10 pm EST.

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Faith Spotted Eagle

FYI: Faith Spotted Eagle, a member of the Yankton Sioux tribe, head of the Brave Heart Society, and a leader in victories against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline. – is the first indigenous leader to receive a vote … Continue reading

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Deer in the Garden & Geese Overhead!

West outside for lunch yesterday – Winter Solstice – to discover a deer in my garden and a large flock of geese honking overhead. So happy that i got pictures of both!

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A Sweet Gift

For years, Linda and I have bought  our Christmas tree today from a guy who is a teacher.  We bond on the teacher connection. In the past he was selling with a teacher buddy. This year he was selling with … Continue reading

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Today

Today is the Winter Solstice, a day we always celebrate: Over the years we’ve held a variety of celebrations. This year will be a quiet one: We’ll note the change of the seasons, take a walk to watch the sunset, … Continue reading

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