She evidently had in mind the typical old maid with gimlet ringlets! So we sat and rocked and laughed, for I was equally surprised to meet a person so “different” from my romantic ideal. Like the two Irishmen, who chancing to meet were each mistaken in the identity of the other. As one of them put it, “We looked at each other and, faith, it turned out to be nayther of us.”
The Princess Massalsky sent to Mrs. Oliver and myself valuable tokens of her regard as souvenirs.
Elected to be the First President of New Hampshire Daughters in Massachusetts and New Hampshire—Now Honorary President—Kind Words which I Highly Value—Three, but not “of a Kind”—A Strictly Family Affair—Two Favourite Poems—Breezy Meadows.
On May 15, 1894, I was elected to be the first president of the New Hampshire Daughters in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and held the position for three years. Was then made Honorary President.
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Some unsolicited approval:
Hers was a notable administration, and brought to the organization a prestige which remains. Rules might fail, but the brilliant president never. She governed a merry company, many of them famous, but she was chief. They loved her, and that affection and pride still exist.
A daughter of the “Granite
State,” who can certainly take front
rank among business women, is Kate Sanborn, the beloved
president of New Hampshire’s Daughters.
Another thing that has occupied Miss Sanborn’s time this summer aside from farming and writing is the program for the coming winter’s work for the Daughters of New Hampshire. It is all planned, and if all the women’s clubs carry such a program as the one which Miss Sanborn has planned, and that means that it will be carried out, the winter’s history of women’s clubs will be one of unprecedented prosperity.
If New Hampshire’s daughters now living out of their own State do not keep track of each other, and become acquainted into the bargain, it will not be the fault of their president, who has carried on correspondence with almost every one of them, and who has planned a winter’s work that will enable them to learn something about their own State, as well as to meet for the promoting of acquaintance.
OUR FIRST MEETING
This meeting was presided over by our much loved First-President, Kate Sanborn, and it was the most informal, spontaneous, and altogether enjoyable organization meeting that could be imagined, and the happy spirit came that has guided our way and helped us over the rough places leading us always to the light.
Our first resolve was to enjoy to the utmost the pleasure of being together, and with it to do everything possible to help our native