Feb 14, 2010
Happy Valentines Day!
First Ladies and Hats.
Have you ever been to the First Ladies Museum in Canton, OH? Ck their site: http://www.firstladies.org/founder.aspx
I had the pleasure of meeting the moving force upon my visit, Mary Regula, while hoping to gather information about Dolley Madison and her hats. She was famous for the turban. Even if you were never one for Canton, and the Football Hall of Fame, you will be delightfully surprised. This is one place I want to return to this year. Anyone want to pull together and ask if they would like a First Ladies Hat exhibit? Anyone know where to get the hats? It’s too late for the Laddie Northbridge that Mamie owned, but someone must know someone who has some ideas.
I know there is a Dolley hat in Greensboro NC, but do not know if they lend to other museums.
The website is a wealth of information, and since tomorrow is President’s Day, get a bit of trivia from the lives of their wives:
Then try the Tribute page-look at the picture. Can you guess who this lovely lady is? Not known for wearing hats, I consider this one a treasure. Lady Bird Johnson, right!
And from the biography info on the museum site:
“Lady Bird Johnson also reprimanded LBJ’ when he acted spontaneously but with potentially damaging press reaction, such as giving ten-gallon cowboy hats to the Japanese prime minister and foreign minister.”
Hmm, I guess time has passed me by and I do not know why that was unacceptable.
Have a lovely 45th day of 2010.