Emily Murphy, "Some Things a Woman Can Do,"
Edmonton Bulletin Feb. 1929. Courtesy of City of
She can look pleasant while getting the drippings from an umbrella.
She can put love in her voice long after it is
dead, and there is no son of Adam can do that.
She can sharpen a lead-pencil if you give her plenty of time and
plenty of pencils.
She can thread fifty needles while a man
is getting one under his thumb-nail.
She can give a dollar to a Missionary cause and not grudge it.
She can say "No" in
such a manner that it means "Yes".
She can hang a picture without calling all the household to aid in
She can throw a stone with a curve that would be a fortune to a
She can rake in thirty-seven "bargains"
with $4.99 and tell how much each article cost.
She can send a man insane and bring him back to Paradise in half a minute.
She can dance till morning in a tight pair of shoes
and enjoy every minute of the time.