After the President’s death Fala went to live with the Eleanor Roosevelt at her home Val-Kill. The two became inseparable companions.
In her book, On My Own, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote of Fala:"It was Fala, my husband's little dog, who never really readjusted. Once, in 1945, when General Eisenhower came to lay a wreath on Franklin's grave, the gates of the regular driveway were opened and his automobile approached the house accompanied by the wailing of the sirens of a police escort. When Fala heard the sirens, his legs straightened out, his ears pricked up and I knew that he expected to see his master coming down the drive…
Portrait of American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt , as she stands at...
Portrait of American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt , as she stands at a fireplace in the White House, Washington, D
The True Story of The Coolest Dog the White House Has Ever Seen
(And his trusty sidekick, the 32nd U.S. President.) In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt received an early Christmas president of a Scottish Terrier puppy. The President named him after his own Scottish ancestor, John Murray, aka ‘Murray the Outlaw of Falahill’. Fala, as he was nicknamed, was so cute that White House staff couldn’t resist …
haunted by the ghost of a homework assignment
About a hundred years ago when I was in the fifth grade, I had to do this project that drove me absolutely mad. I was assigned a historical figure and had to present an “autobiographical̶…
Eleanor Roosevelt an "I Love Lucy" Fan?
For nearly a century now, familiar faces of politics and pop culture have been crossing paths at the mythical corner of Sunset Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue, the boulevard of dreams and the cor…
25 ten minute decluttering tasks
If you dream of a clutter-free home but are paralyzed by the mess, then try one of these 25 10 minute decluttering tasks. You’ll be taking the first step towards a clutter-free home! #homedecluttering
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Inaugural Gown
Slate-blue silk crepe evening gown designed by Sally Milgrim for the 1933 inaugural ball. Embroidered with a leaf-and-flower design in gold thread, it featured detachable long sleeves (not displayed). The belt buckle and shoulder clips are made of rhinestone and moonstone.
America’s First Ladies, #32 - Eleanor Roosevelt | Ancestral Findings
Eleanor Roosevelt was more than just the 32nd First Lady of the United States. She was a force of nature. From her hard childhood to the unconventional nature of her relationship with her husband, Eleanor re-defined what it meant to be First Lady. Here is her story.
America's First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Today
While the Presidents of the United States get the most attention, their wives are memorable as well. Explore the lives of America's First Ladies.