Grandmother Hoover was born in 1894. Grandma Weese was born in 1898. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed in 1920, in time for women to vote in the election of Warren G. Harding for President of the United States.
I vote because when my grandmothers were growing up, women couldn’t vote. I asked Grandma Weese about it once. She was apparently a bit of a rabble-rouser — “I told them at the high school that I didn’t know what made men think they were so smart.”
I vote because it wasn’t that long ago that I wouldn’t have been able to vote.