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themauveroom: distractedbyshinyobjects: mewjounouchi: khoshekh-yourself: catsuitmonarchy: optimysticals: vancity604778kid: ultrafacts: Source Click HERE to Follow the Ultrafacts Blog! ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.  So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt? Well I have a new hero. Her whole wikipedia article is gold “When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’” “Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“ “During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.” “She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)” “When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.” “Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…” “As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!” “To Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.” I love this woman. WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES. This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.”  She is my absolute favorite.  : themauveroom: distractedbyshinyobjects: mewjounouchi: khoshekh-yourself: catsuitmonarchy: optimysticals: vancity604778kid: ultrafacts: Source Click HERE to Follow the Ultrafacts Blog! ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.  So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt? Well I have a new hero. Her whole wikipedia article is gold “When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’” “Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“ “During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.” “She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)” “When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.” “Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…” “As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!” “To Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.” I love this woman. WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES. This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.”  She is my absolute favorite. 
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retrolesbians: retrolesbians: 1940s (left) and 1972 (right) Dorothy Putnam was born in Massachusetts in 1895. As a young woman, Putnam moved to Los Angeles, where she developed an interest in automobiles. In 1918, she became the first licensed female chauffeur in California, her clients including Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin. She also won a number of driving contests in L.A. during the 1920s. In the 1930s Dorothy met her lifelong partner Lois Mercer. They both served in the Air Force during WW2 and moved into a Los Angeles apartment together after the war. Louis became a bookkeeper and Dorothy started working for the LA Sheriff’s Department. They stayed together for the rest of their lives. Louis died in 1989 at the age of 94, Dorothy less than two years later at the age of 95. They were together for over 50 years. Bonus: A picture of the couple celebrating Dorothys birthday in the 70s. : retrolesbians: retrolesbians: 1940s (left) and 1972 (right) Dorothy Putnam was born in Massachusetts in 1895. As a young woman, Putnam moved to Los Angeles, where she developed an interest in automobiles. In 1918, she became the first licensed female chauffeur in California, her clients including Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin. She also won a number of driving contests in L.A. during the 1920s. In the 1930s Dorothy met her lifelong partner Lois Mercer. They both served in the Air Force during WW2 and moved into a Los Angeles apartment together after the war. Louis became a bookkeeper and Dorothy started working for the LA Sheriff’s Department. They stayed together for the rest of their lives. Louis died in 1989 at the age of 94, Dorothy less than two years later at the age of 95. They were together for over 50 years. Bonus: A picture of the couple celebrating Dorothys birthday in the 70s.

retrolesbians: retrolesbians: 1940s (left) and 1972 (right) Dorothy Putnam was born in Massachusetts in 1895. As a young woman, Putna...

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<p><a href="https://lornagonigall.tumblr.com/post/172731993075/gortys-and-loaderbot-themauveroom" class="tumblr_blog">lornagonigall</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://gortys-and-loaderbot.tumblr.com/post/172722688177/themauveroom-distractedbyshinyobjects" class="tumblr_blog">gortys-and-loaderbot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://themauveroom.com/post/126061716051/distractedbyshinyobjects-mewjounouchi" class="tumblr_blog">themauveroom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://distractedbyshinyobjects.tumblr.com/post/125910374913">distractedbyshinyobjects</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mewjounouchi.tumblr.com/post/107289650150">mewjounouchi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://khoshekh-yourself.tumblr.com/post/100377132737">khoshekh-yourself</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://catsuitmonarchy.tumblr.com/post/97024694779">catsuitmonarchy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://optimysticals.tumblr.com/post/97022954813">optimysticals</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://vancity604778kid.tumblr.com/post/96954514788">vancity604778kid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/90809645826">ultrafacts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <div class="post_content clearfix"> <div class="post_content_inner clearfix"> <div class="post_body"> <p><a href="http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt">Source</a> <strong>Click <a href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/">HERE</a> to Follow the <a href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/">Ultrafacts</a> Blog!</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </blockquote> <p>ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. </p> <p><figure data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1175b098b7bd4fa11b6cf8b3c8100b20/tumblr_inline_p7g7x4M0Q11rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt?</p> </blockquote> <p>Well I have a new hero.</p> </blockquote> <p><span>Her whole wikipedia article is gold</span></p> <p><span></span><span>“When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’”</span></p> <p><span>“Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“</span></p> <p>“<span>During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.”</span></p> <p><span>“She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)”</span></p> <p>“When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.”</p> <p>“Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…”</p> <p>“As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!”</p> <p>“<span>To Senator </span><span></span><span>Joseph McCarthy,</span><span> who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.”</span><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-29"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roosevelt_Longworth#cite_note-29"><br/></a></sup></p> </blockquote> <p>I love this woman.</p> </blockquote> <p>WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES.</p> </blockquote> <figure data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d9045dc8669c78427e2b603dd16c6d4/tumblr_inline_nsoy2saeqq1r8eehr_540.jpg" data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"/></figure><p>This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” </p> <p>She is my absolute favorite. </p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m21SIElX9sOL2ZOMwlFWvXw">@lornagonigall</a></p> </blockquote> <p>My idol and an icon she is</p> </blockquote> <p>It completely stands to reason that Teddy Roosevelt would have a mouthy badass as a daughter.</p>: When a dignitary complained to President Theodore Roosevelt about Alice Roosevelt (his daughter) smoking on top of the White House, Roosevelt replied, "l can be can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both." Ultrafacts.tumblr.com <p><a href="https://lornagonigall.tumblr.com/post/172731993075/gortys-and-loaderbot-themauveroom" class="tumblr_blog">lornagonigall</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://gortys-and-loaderbot.tumblr.com/post/172722688177/themauveroom-distractedbyshinyobjects" class="tumblr_blog">gortys-and-loaderbot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://themauveroom.com/post/126061716051/distractedbyshinyobjects-mewjounouchi" class="tumblr_blog">themauveroom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://distractedbyshinyobjects.tumblr.com/post/125910374913">distractedbyshinyobjects</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mewjounouchi.tumblr.com/post/107289650150">mewjounouchi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://khoshekh-yourself.tumblr.com/post/100377132737">khoshekh-yourself</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://catsuitmonarchy.tumblr.com/post/97024694779">catsuitmonarchy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://optimysticals.tumblr.com/post/97022954813">optimysticals</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://vancity604778kid.tumblr.com/post/96954514788">vancity604778kid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/post/90809645826">ultrafacts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <div class="post_content clearfix"> <div class="post_content_inner clearfix"> <div class="post_body"> <p><a href="http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt">Source</a> <strong>Click <a href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/">HERE</a> to Follow the <a href="http://ultrafacts.tumblr.com/">Ultrafacts</a> Blog!</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </blockquote> <p>ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. </p> <p><figure data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1175b098b7bd4fa11b6cf8b3c8100b20/tumblr_inline_p7g7x4M0Q11rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="196" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b9f2357cd13b243a07825c07ae592087/tumblr_nbkle5rE3j1smkbx3o1_250.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt?</p> </blockquote> <p>Well I have a new hero.</p> </blockquote> <p><span>Her whole wikipedia article is gold</span></p> <p><span></span><span>“When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’”</span></p> <p><span>“Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“</span></p> <p>“<span>During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.”</span></p> <p><span>“She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)”</span></p> <p>“When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.”</p> <p>“Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…”</p> <p>“As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!”</p> <p>“<span>To Senator </span><span></span><span>Joseph McCarthy,</span><span> who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.”</span><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-29"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roosevelt_Longworth#cite_note-29"><br/></a></sup></p> </blockquote> <p>I love this woman.</p> </blockquote> <p>WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES.</p> </blockquote> <figure data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d9045dc8669c78427e2b603dd16c6d4/tumblr_inline_nsoy2saeqq1r8eehr_540.jpg" data-orig-height="262" data-orig-width="192"/></figure><p>This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” </p> <p>She is my absolute favorite. </p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m21SIElX9sOL2ZOMwlFWvXw">@lornagonigall</a></p> </blockquote> <p>My idol and an icon she is</p> </blockquote> <p>It completely stands to reason that Teddy Roosevelt would have a mouthy badass as a daughter.</p>
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<p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p> <p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur. She was the fourth and youngest child of the family. The Williams’ were poor, the music was an important part of their lives. Camilla’s grandfather was a choir leader and she grew up singing and playing piano.</p> <p>She later trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor&rsquo;s in music education. She was then awarded a scholarship to study music in Philadelphia with a prestigious voice instructor, Marion Szekely Freschl.</p> <p>In 1946 Williams became the first African American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, making her debut with the New York City Opera in the title role in Puccini&rsquo;s Madama Butterfly. She continued to sing throughout the United States and Europe with other opera companies and in 1951 she sang Bess in the landmark, first complete recording of Gershwin&rsquo;s Porgy and Bess.</p> <p>In 1977, she became the first African American appointed as Professor of Voice at Indiana University. She was also the first African-American vocal teacher at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. </p> <p>I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series on black artists for Black history month. We’ve covered singers, dancers, actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, poets and more :D I’ve had a lot of fun researching for this project and sharing what I’ve discovered with you.</p>: <p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p> <p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur. She was the fourth and youngest child of the family. The Williams’ were poor, the music was an important part of their lives. Camilla’s grandfather was a choir leader and she grew up singing and playing piano.</p> <p>She later trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor&rsquo;s in music education. She was then awarded a scholarship to study music in Philadelphia with a prestigious voice instructor, Marion Szekely Freschl.</p> <p>In 1946 Williams became the first African American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, making her debut with the New York City Opera in the title role in Puccini&rsquo;s Madama Butterfly. She continued to sing throughout the United States and Europe with other opera companies and in 1951 she sang Bess in the landmark, first complete recording of Gershwin&rsquo;s Porgy and Bess.</p> <p>In 1977, she became the first African American appointed as Professor of Voice at Indiana University. She was also the first African-American vocal teacher at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. </p> <p>I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series on black artists for Black history month. We’ve covered singers, dancers, actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, poets and more :D I’ve had a lot of fun researching for this project and sharing what I’ve discovered with you.</p>

<p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p> <p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur....

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angelus80: themauveroom: distractedbyshinyobjects: mewjounouchi: khoshekh-yourself: catsuitmonarchy: optimysticals: vancity604778kid: ultrafacts: Source Click HERE to Follow the Ultrafacts Blog! ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.  So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt? Well I have a new hero. Her whole wikipedia article is gold “When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’” “Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“ “During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.” “She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)” “When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.” “Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…” “As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!” “To Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.” I love this woman. WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES. This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.”  She is my absolute favorite.  This is great! I’d love a film about her. : When a dignitary complained to President Theodore Roosevelt about Alice Roosevelt (his daughter) smoking on top of the White House, Roosevelt replied, "l can be can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both." Ultrafacts.tumblr.com angelus80: themauveroom: distractedbyshinyobjects: mewjounouchi: khoshekh-yourself: catsuitmonarchy: optimysticals: vancity604778kid: ultrafacts: Source Click HERE to Follow the Ultrafacts Blog! ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.  So what I’m reading here is, she was a Roosevelt? Well I have a new hero. Her whole wikipedia article is gold “When her father was governor of New York, he and his wife proposed that Alice attend a conservative school for girls in New York City. Pulling out all the stops, Alice wrote, ‘If you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame you. I tell you I will.’” “Her father took office in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, Jr. in Buffalo (an event that she greeted with “sheer rapture.”)“ “During the cruise to Japan, Alice jumped into the ship’s pool fully clothed, and coaxed a congressman to join her in the water. (Years later Bobby Kennedy would chide her about the incident, saying it was outrageous for the time, to which the by-then-octogenarian Alice replied that it would only have been outrageous had she removed her clothes.” “She was dressed in a blue wedding dress and dramatically cut the wedding cake with a sword (borrowed from a military aide attending the reception)” “When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard.” “Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so. During Woodrow Wilson’s administration (from which she was banned in 1916 for a bawdy joke at Wilson’s expense)…” “As an example of her attitudes on race, in 1965 her African-American chauffeur and one of her best friends, Turner, was driving Alice to an appointment. During the trip, he pulled out in front of a taxi, and the driver got out and demanded to know of him, “What do you think you’re doing, you black bastard?” Turner took the insult calmly, but Alice did not and told the taxi driver, “He’s taking me to my destination, you white son of a bitch!” “To Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had jokingly remarked at a party “Here’s my blind date. I am going to call you Alice”, she sarcastically said “Senator McCarthy, you are not going to call me Alice. The trashman and the policeman on my block call me Alice, but you may not.” I love this woman. WOMEN WHO NEED FUCKEN MOVIES. This is Alice as an older lady. The pillow says “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.”  She is my absolute favorite.  This is great! I’d love a film about her.
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'Your Mother carried you inside of her womb for nine whole months, she felt sick for months with nausea, then she watched her feet swell and her skin stretch and tear. She struggled to climb stairs, she got breathless quickly and even a simple task like putting her shoes on was a huge struggle for her. She suffered many sleepless nights while you kicked and squirmed inside of her and while you demanded that she scoffed junk at 3am, she then went through excruciating pain to bring you into this world. She became your nurse, your chef, your maid, your chauffeur, your biggest fan, your teacher, your agony aunt and your best friend. She's struggled for you, cried over you, fought for you, put herself second for you, hoped the best for you and has driven herself insane with worry for you but never has she asked for anything in return because she loves you and did it all on love alone! Many of us take our Mothers for granted, but there are people who have lost or have never even seen theirs. If you have a loving Mother who did all of this for you, you are very lucky, never devalue her worth because one day, you'll wish you hadn't.' ❤ theblaquelioness: The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new @theblaquelioness 'Your Mother carried you inside of her womb for nine whole months, she felt sick for months with nausea, then she watched her feet swell and her skin stretch and tear. She struggled to climb stairs, she got breathless quickly and even a simple task like putting her shoes on was a huge struggle for her. She suffered many sleepless nights while you kicked and squirmed inside of her and while you demanded that she scoffed junk at 3am, she then went through excruciating pain to bring you into this world. She became your nurse, your chef, your maid, your chauffeur, your biggest fan, your teacher, your agony aunt and your best friend. She's struggled for you, cried over you, fought for you, put herself second for you, hoped the best for you and has driven herself insane with worry for you but never has she asked for anything in return because she loves you and did it all on love alone! Many of us take our Mothers for granted, but there are people who have lost or have never even seen theirs. If you have a loving Mother who did all of this for you, you are very lucky, never devalue her worth because one day, you'll wish you hadn't.' ❤ theblaquelioness

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Congratulations to @tombo44 's dad for winning our Dad of the Year award! We had many amazing entries and it's lovely to see that there are so many great dads out there! They should all be celebrated today for everything they do for all of you, and for how happy they make all of you! Here's Tom's story: "So my Dad has had a hip problem for about 3 years now. In the past year or so it started to get really bad and he could barely walk. He was limping so much he had to use a crutch for about 5 months. He would be in in constant pain and some nights wouldn't sleep cause of the pain in his leg. Anyway, recently in the past few weeks he had an operation and he's doing much better. I feel like he should be Dad of the year because even whilst in lots of pain he always did his best to help out he would get up at some stupid hour in the morning to bring me to school and collect me and pretty much be mine and my brothers private chauffeur! Anyway he's on his way to a full and quick recovery! (Btw my Mum has been unbelievable through this time!)" That dab is amazing! This story shows just how good Dads truly are. Despite the pain and surgery, he'd still help his children in anyway possible. Thanks for your entry Tom and congratulations. Please DM us your address so you can get your winners mug! Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there from the LADbible team!: Congratulations to @tombo44 's dad for winning our Dad of the Year award! We had many amazing entries and it's lovely to see that there are so many great dads out there! They should all be celebrated today for everything they do for all of you, and for how happy they make all of you! Here's Tom's story: "So my Dad has had a hip problem for about 3 years now. In the past year or so it started to get really bad and he could barely walk. He was limping so much he had to use a crutch for about 5 months. He would be in in constant pain and some nights wouldn't sleep cause of the pain in his leg. Anyway, recently in the past few weeks he had an operation and he's doing much better. I feel like he should be Dad of the year because even whilst in lots of pain he always did his best to help out he would get up at some stupid hour in the morning to bring me to school and collect me and pretty much be mine and my brothers private chauffeur! Anyway he's on his way to a full and quick recovery! (Btw my Mum has been unbelievable through this time!)" That dab is amazing! This story shows just how good Dads truly are. Despite the pain and surgery, he'd still help his children in anyway possible. Thanks for your entry Tom and congratulations. Please DM us your address so you can get your winners mug! Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there from the LADbible team!

Congratulations to @tombo44 's dad for winning our Dad of the Year award! We had many amazing entries and it's lovely to see that there a...

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