Sunday, February 15, 2009
It's another Blue Monday and I was rummaging (similar to plundering but more desperate) to find my weekly contribution. I'm sure all of you other lovely bloggers just found something right away didn't you? Everyone should go over to Smiling Sally's to see the wonders that will amaze you!
Well, not only is this Blue Monday but it is also Presidents' Day! So I thought I would go with the Red, White and BLUE theme today...get it?!
I have a lifelong fascination with the White House. I love tv shows (like The West Wing), movies (The American President, Air Force One, Clear and Present Danger) and books! I love books on the White House!
Today, let's take a look at some of my favorites. You will notice the books are on my mother's BLUE floral tablecloth.
First up is The Carter Family Favorites Cookbook, 1976. Featured are recipes by several family members including many by Miss Lillian's own cook.
One of my favorites is Inside the White House by Betty B. Caroli, 1992. It is full of wonderful stories and pictures!
The White House wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson escorted by her father LBJ.
What Blue Monday post would be complete without the BLUE Room?
The wedding of Pres. Richard Nixon's daughter Tricia.
The Truman family has always interested me. I think part of that is because Margaret was their only child. They were called the Three Musketeers. I could identify with that being an only child myself.
Margaret has written many books. I love the one about her mother, Bess W. Truman.
She and Pres. Harry Truman had a wonderful love affair together and wrote the most romantic letters to each other! Above is their wedding.
Margaret also wrote the book First Ladies. You would just love the stories!
As you can see, her mother was not too happy when her husband took his oath. She knew any semblance of a private life was certainly over.
A few others;
The one book I would dearly love to own the original publishing of this but it is very hard to find without paying $. It is Upstairs at the White House by Chief Usher J.B. West. I checked it out from the library on a yearly basis. If you love history, check your library for this one:
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Posted by JudyBug at 7:32 PM