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February is simply not a month of femininity. It is neither warm nor gentle nor patient nor kind. It is a short-lived era of snow tires, frozen water pipes, rubber boots, stalled motors, over-worked furnaces, soaked snowsuits and everlasting colds. Notable figures brave enough to be born in such a month are not women. Abraham Lincoln chopped wood, and George Washington fought battles; they were rough and tough and able to withstand February and her harsh attitude. It seems to me, February belongs to the men of the world. The women have May and June and perhaps even September.
"The Masculine Heart,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 40
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol40/iss7/8