Saturday, January 21, 2017

Marching....




Through History.....

I do not usually bring Politics into this blog, Dear Readers, as I believe firmly that we all have a right to our own point of view. But sometimes there are occasions when it is important to speak out, and I believe this is one of them. Today is the Women's March on Washington. Thousands of women and men are traveling to Washington to march in protest of the declared policies of the newly inaugurated President of our country. I will not delve into the reasons for this march as I am sure you have read the News. But I will say that I can remember a time when Women had far fewer rights than we currently do.


My Grandmother, Helen Foster, (pictured above) was born in 1890 and was a Suffragette in her 20's. She marched in favor of Women being allowed to vote, which was not granted in this country until 1920. She was thirty years old! Would we have the vote if some had not "spoken up" and Marched and been thrown in prison and participated in hunger strikes? History has no answer for that, but I suspect not. It often takes Great Determination to make changes in the established system. Hence Marches and Protests. I could not go to the March in Washington, but I am enormously proud that I work for a School that sent two busloads of students and teachers to join in the March today!
And while it may seem insignificant to some,
 I hosted a March of my own....

In Solidarity with those Sisters and Brothers and Mothers and Daughters ......

Who traveled far to Stand up for the Rights of All.....

Almost everybody wanted to participate...

Young and Old alike....

 
It was quite a memorable Gathering!




 I hope the youngsters will never forget.


Thank you, Grandma Helen,
For leading the way....
Marching through History.



37 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's important to take a stand. You have very enlightened minicrowd in your house!

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    1. Thank You Ingi! They lead me around a Lot! :) Thank you for commenting!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! I LOVE IT! NAMASTE!

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    1. Thank you Grandmommy! I really felt the need to march somewhere! :)

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  3. Hi Betsy, I showed my daughter-in-law your post with the mini family protesting.
    "Just goes to show how people can protest peacefully using art." She said.
    My granddaughter accompanied her to the rally in Vancouver today.
    Regards Janine

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    1. Thank you Janine! It is so comforting to see how many rallied around the world! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Je me joins en pensées à vos mini-marcheurs.

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  6. Betsy, just like you I never will write about politics on my blog, but I LOVE your peaceful miniature demonstration, what a splendid idea :D!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Warm hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thank you so much for your support, Ilona! :)

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  7. Tears came to my eyes.
    What a lovely photo of Grandma! (Mom).
    Our little town of only about 10,000 sent about 500 people to the March, and a lot more with them in spirit (like me). It was very windy, spitting snow & cold. Brave souls.
    Wonderful blog.
    Lots of love,
    Mom

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  8. Hi Betsy!
    I hadn't realized just how many doll's you have until now which is quite a crowd. Glad that they had fair weather.

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! It was an unusually mild day for January! :) And this was only half the crowd... :)

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  9. Hi, Betsy. The nationwide and worldwide Marches created memorable and historical moments. I can't tell you how wonderful I think it is that you recreated a March with your amazing collection of Fabulous Characters. I cannot wait to show my daughters, granddaughters, and great granddaughter this post! Thank you.
    Marjorie

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    1. Thank you Marjorie! I am so glad you liked my mini march! And I hope your family enjoy it too! I am happy to hear that you want to share it with them! :)

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  10. very peaceful.. and expressive!
    hugs

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  11. Well done, Betsy, a really great post.
    Hugs

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  12. Wonderful post they all look very determined. It is great to see so many come together.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thank you Irene! It was the least I could do! :)

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  14. Bravo Betsy! Politics is a touchy subject, but there are times we need to speak up, and you have done so very eloquently. These are trying times- and there will be a right and wrong side of history- or herstory!

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  15. I'm a bit late... but now I still need to say "Bravo" to the little people and the lady who organized this impressive march. I totally agree with your view about keeping our miniature blogs free from politics - but there are always exceptions to every rule and this really is one of them. I must say I hope that this was not just one single "event" - the brave people in the GDR showed how permanent peaceful protest can change the world with their Monday demonstrations which started locally in the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig with prayers for peace and ended in the streets shouting "We are the people". A wonderful post!

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Thank you Birgit! :) It is hard to know what to do.... but the feeling of support is very appreciated!

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  16. I love it! We can each contribute in our own way and make a difference.
    Big hug to you!

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  17. I love it! We can each contribute in our own way and make a difference.
    Big hug to you!

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