Victory Garden—A Novel
by Copperfield Press at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 Meredith Allard
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Publisher’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, and events portrayed in this book are a product of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious way. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, places, events, businesses, locales, entertainment programs or personalities is entirely coincidental.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…
I took the road less traveled by,
And that has made all of the difference.
I was there that day at the White House in 1917, just before the new war. We had gone to Washington to ask for the assistance we were promised when Mr. Woodrow Wilson was campaigning to become the next President of the United States. Then, Wilson considered women’s influences important, worthy of courting and pandering to. He knew he could alienate potential women voters by not showing interest in our suffrage cause. Wilson said if he were elected President, if the women did their part to influence their fathers, husbands, and sons into voting for him, he would make votes for women a reality. After Wilson was inaugurated President in 1912, we became nuisances, no longer worthy of acknowledgment. But we wanted what we had been promised, which was Presidential aid in making woman suffrage a reality. We wanted our voices heard. We wanted our freedom and our choices.