| Effie Hobby's Story Q& A
Effie answered a few questions submitted by Scholastic.com users in April 2004.
How did you feel about the women's suffrage? Amanda P., Grade 6
Effie: I was raised to believe it is important to vote and to have a voice in the election process.
Effie, how were you able to make the president let women vote? Lizett S., Grade 2
Effie: Lizett, I did not have any influence on the president at the time. It was Susan B Anthony and some other ladies that helped get women the vote.
How did you feel when doing this women voting thing? Jessica S., Grade 6
Effie: Jessica, I'm not sure I understand your question. It was thrilling the first time I voted. They had sputtered about voting for years, and one day it was time to vote.
What were you wearing when you went to vote? Sarah B., Grade 8
Effie: Sarah, I must have been wearing a dress, or a skirt and blouse, because at the time women did not wear pants. I was working at Homes and Edwards in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at the time and so was dressed for the office.
How would you describe yourself, and do you think you make a difference? Amina O., Grade 6
Effie: Amina, I enjoy life very much and being with people but I am mostly a shy person. A friend I met at Wesley Village where I have lived for some years helped me get involved in a council. That has helped me not be so shy.
What was it like growing up way back then? Was it hard? Chad V., Grade 5
Effie: Chad, I don't remember it being especially hard. There always seemed to be places to go and things to do.
Do you enjoy being 107? Mark G., Grade 5
Effie: Well, yes, I do.
Are there any advantages to being your age? Gary B., Grade 5
Effie: There are advantages at all ages. It all depends on what you want to do.
How did it feel to have the right to vote? How did it feel the first time you voted? Brittany V., Grade 5
Effie: When I first started to vote, they almost did not let me vote because I looked too young.
How old were you when you voted? Ashley W., Grade 5
Effie: Ashley, I was 23 years old when I voted for the first time.
Do you like New York now or did you like it better back then? Why? Kevin R., Grade 8
Effie: Yes, I like New York. New York has always been exciting, then and now.
When did you start believing women should have more rights? Grade 6
Effie: I'm not sure I understand your question. It was thrilling the first time I voted. They had sputtered about voting for years, and one day it was time to vote.
What made you want to vote? Asha W., Grade 1
Effie: Asha, I just wanted to have a voice in who would be elected president.
What did you wear when you were a little girl? Mon E., Grade 7
Effie: I wore dresses in cotton or linen when I was your age.