The temptation to play instead of sew was strong. Here the Jenny Wrens agree that it was bad form to play cards at meetings -- then proceed to do just that.

From "Make it yourself": home sewing, gender, and culture, 1890-1930 by Sarah A. Gordon

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • “No More Whist” The temptation to play instead of sew was strong. Here the Jenny Wrens agree that it was bad form to play cards at meetings -- then proceed to do just that.