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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, August 18, 1920-2020

Roaring Twenties — The phrase brings to mind flappers, fringe and long beads; rising hemlines; jazz; Art Deco; economic prosperity; movies, telephone, automobiles, radios all gaining popularity. In the first year of the 1920s women received the right to vote. The date: August 18, 1920. My grandmother turned 38 years old the next day, and […]

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Victorian Beauty – Treasures and Pleasures from Novel-Research

When you’re writing a Victorian Era novel, what could be better than a Victorian mansion featuring Victorian wedding gowns? My friend and I caught the last day of the “Wedding Belles on Millionaires Row Exhibition” at the Woodruff-Fontaine House in Memphis’ Victorian Village. From the oddly arranged 2-sided courting chair and courting candle to all […]

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