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Presidents Day, but what about the First Ladies? February 14, 2010

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Feb 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy FrouFrou4youyou!

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:

http://www.firstladies.org/DidYouKnow.aspx

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.

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One Response to “Presidents Day, but what about the First Ladies?”

  1. Muffie Meyer Says:

    I am the producer/director of a PBS show on Dolley Madison that will air March 1st…and thought it might be of interest to you. We have no PR budget, so I am trying to spread the word any way I can.

    The film is an in-depth look at “the woman who transformed the previously undefined role of the President’s wife and became America’s “first” First Lady.” Starring Tony Award-nominee Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) as Dolley Madison and Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays as James Madison, Dolley Madison looks at both Dolley’s public achievements and at her often troubled private life—in particular, her relationship with her only son, a drinker and gambler who almost ruined her final years. Under Dolley Madison, the ill-defined role of the President’s wife became a public position for the first time. PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS FASCINATING FILM AND CHECK IT OUT ON FACEBOOK. Thanks!!!


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