...continued from Letter G...
The newspapers had a 'Headline Hay Day'...
Laude, Laude! VP's Girl A Lawyer
Needless to say our ritual breakfast following 'The Suffrage Hike on DC' and my incarceration were a bit strained. Father's headline ranting could be heard from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other.
Mother, bless her heart, tolerated his outbursts with a practiced ease. "Hannah, tell your daughter, that I refuse to pay another cent toward her bogus law degree", was his reaction to the revealing of the 'First Woman Law School Graduate' from his Alma Mater.
"Yes, dear. I suppose that means you will decline having the new Law Library named after you", mother said as she turned to me and continued..."Georgina, you must know how betrayed your Father feels knowing that you deceived him in the pursuit of a Law Degree rather than a Doctorate in the Arts."
At that, Father slammed the offending headline down on the table and proceeded to the next daily newspaper with a dramatic gesture of unfolding the front page. Mother calmly reached for the 'Laude, Laude' article and began clipping it from the front page as she leaned closer and whispered, "Don't worry, dear, I will continue to pay your tuition. I'm so proud of you."
VP's Daughter In Holding Tank
VP Suffers Over Suffragette In Slammer
"OUTRAGEOUS!!! I can not believe that my own flesh and blood has put me in this position. Women's Right to Vote!!! Never happen!!! Mark my words, young lady! Hannah, tell your daughter how sensible women like you have no business messing in politics or a say in who runs this country", Father ranted as he again slammed the paper on the table and stormed out of the room.
Mother rolled her eyes, picked up the papers and her scissors and said, "Now, Georgiana, as soon as you see 'General Jones', assure her that I have procured the space and staff we talked about.
My, my, we are so close to fulfilling our Law School Pact.
I wish I could be more public in my support.