I was recently appointed the Reorganizing Society President for a Children of the American Revolution Society here in Queens. Tonight, I was working on my son James’ application and discovered something interesting.
The Children of the American Revolution was founded by Harriet Lothrop. Mrs. Lothrop was the author of the Five Little Peppers series of books. She wrote under the pen name of Margaret Sidney. Mrs. Lothrop also ran her husbands publishing company after he passed. I am always amazed about the founders of both the Daughters of the American Revolution and now Children of the American Revolution, how bad ass they really were. They bucked convention at every turn. They did have their faults but they fought for progress also. So fun to learn something new and I remember coming across these books when we were at the farm growing up.
I find it fascinating to learn about women who did more than just sip tea and crochet or knit. They were trailblazers.
Wish me luck as I complete the first 3 applications for our new Children of the American Revolution society here in Queens.