Archive for the ‘Presidents’ Category

Glamorous Wednesday: Belated Goodbye

April 8, 2008

                        Margaret Truman Daniel

                              Margaret Truman Daniel

                       (February 17, 1925-January 29, 2008)

                 She was born in Independence Missouri and christened Mary Margaret Truman (for her aunt Mary Jane Truman and her maternal grandmother Margaret Gates Wallace) and she was called “Margaret” from early childhood.

              Margaret graduated from George Washington University and in the late 1940’s she under went operatic vocal training and pursued a singing career that was widely publicized during her father’s Presidency.  She performed on stage, radio and television until the mid-1950’s….

             On April 21, 1956 Margaret married New York Times reporter (and later editor) Clifton Daniel (1912-2000).  They had four sons Clifton Truman, William Wallace, Harrison Gates and Thomas Washington. 

              In later life Truman resided in her Park Avenue home in Manhattan and served on  the Board of Directors for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum along with Board of Governors for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. 

             Margaret Truman Daniel died in Chicago  on January 29, 2008 at the age of 83.   Her ashes and those of her husband E. Clifton Daniel were interred in her parents’  burial plot at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri….

special thanks:  Wikipedia

FRIDAY: MORE OF “THE BEST”

December 28, 2007

Best Big Spender:

                             Rothschild Faberge Egg

pictured above: “Rothschild Faberge Egg”

Purchased by Who: Big Spender

Where:  Christie’s Auction House

Price Paid:  $18 million (American) dollars !

Best Bun In The Oven:

                                   Jennifer Anniston 1

pictured above: “Jen-Ja”

(It sounds Oriental-ish but it’s just my combination of the names Jennifer and Jason) .

Best Stamps:

Sinatra U.S. postage stamp

pictured above: “Sinatra”

Commemorative 41 cent U.S. Postage Stamp unveiled on December 12th and to be released next spring…

                                 Frank Sinatra stamp galleryU.S. postage stamp 1947

Best Mummy Dinosaur:

Dinosaur Hadrosaur “Dakota”

pictured above: Hadrosaur “Dakota”

Discovered in 1999 (in North Dakota) by the then 16 year old Tyler Lison.

Best Actor/Comedian:

Steve Martin

Congrats Steve on your Kennedy Center Honors (2007)….

Best Picture:

Gravatar Blog (Simon)

pictured above: “Simon”

Best Diva: “Renee”

Renee Fleming 1  Opera Diva Renee Fleming….

Best Classic Films: (as selected by the Library Of Congress)

                 Library of Congress           Wuthering Heights 2

Ten of the 25 “classics” selected are: “12 Angry Men”, “The Naked City”, “A Lonely Place”, “Oklahoma”, “The Strong Man”, “Bullitt”, “Dances With Wolves”, “Days Of  Heaven”, “The Women”, and  “Wuthering Heights” (1939)….Can you name the remaining 15?