Hello SK friends!
Just a quick note to wish Marmee, aka Abigail May Alcatt, a Happy Birthday.
Marmee was born this day in Boston in 1800. That makes her 214 years old. That is OLD!
Marmee is one of the unsung heroes of both the Alcatt family, civil rights and Women’s Suffrage. She lobbied for women’s rights, especially voting as far back as 1820. She encouraged my three sisters and me to always pursue our interests, even if they crossed the gender line. Marmee was always about equality be it gender, race and socioeconomic. Marmee did not live the 100 years it took for the 19th Amendment to pass, but that never stopped her from lobbying for it.
I think we should all celebrate this fine lady’s birthday with a deliciuos (and big!) slice of red velvet cake. My Pub and i are great fans of the recipe at Concord’s Main Street Cafe and Market. That’s where you’ll find us singing Marmee’s praises, xo LMA