and filled with anguish and despair,
no woman should be shamefaced
in attempting to give back to the world,
through her work,
a portion of its lost heart."
This is as true today as it has been through all the hard times throughout history. It makes me think of the bright colors of patchwork quilts made with outgrown clothing and feedsacks, & plain rough linens decorated with colorful embroideries, stitched in spare minutes. We still do it today, times are hard and money is scarce...but we still manage to make a loving home, comforting meals, and gifts from the heart.
Here's another quote from the Ladies Home Journal 1932, another lean time in our history
" When money is plenty, it is a man's world. When money is scarce it is a woman's world. When all else seems to have failed, the woman's instinct comes in. She gets the job. That is a reason why, in spite of all that happens, we continue to have a world."