Quotation by Maria D. Brown

... a friend told me that she had read of a woman who had knitted a wash rag for President Wilson. She was eighty years old and her friends thought it remarkable that she could knit a wash rag! I thought that if a woman of eighty could knit a wash rage for a Democratic President it behooved one of ninety-six to make something more than a wash rag for a Republican President.
Maria D. Brown (1827–1927), U.S. homemaker. As quoted in Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years, ch. 10, by Harriet Connor Brown (1929).

On hand-embroidering a dresser scarf for President and Mrs. Coolidge in 1923; she sent it to them with a letter observing: "I have five sons, all Republican."
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