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49. Two of Us (Week 13)

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States was known for his dry Yankee wit and his frugality with words. His wife, Grace, recounted that a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. 222 more words

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Ninety Years Later and 1.5 Miles Away...Playoff Fever

The annual Congressional Baseball Game, while a lovely fundraiser for charity, can’t quite give those of us in Washington the frisson of excitement that a big league playoff run does. 428 more words

"I don't know what I would do without her."*

Grace Goodhue Coolidge (January 3, 1879 – July 8, 1957) is one of my favorite first ladies. She and her husband Calvin lived for many years in Northampton, MA, a town I know well. 471 more words

New Book: "Formation of the Child in Early Modern Spain"

Grace E. Coolidge, ed., The Formation of the Child in Early Modern Spain (Ashgate, 2014).

I am unable to cut-and-paste the contributors and table of contents from Ashgate’s website, but there is a link to the TOC on the book’s website.


Little House in the Nation's Capital

No, it’s not a newly discovered Laura Ingalls Wilder book.   The Little House in Washington, DC, was the first in a series of model homes used by Girl Scouts across the country.   438 more words

Girl Scouts

Tea for Teen Troop at Peirce Mill

A few weeks ago my teen troop visited the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital main office, where they learned about career opportunities for professional Girl Scouts, discussed how exhibits are curated, and discovered some of the treasures held in our archives. 394 more words

Girl Scouts

First Ladies

History is a school subject that is all too easily generalized. Limited time and resources are largely to blame, and one group I feel becomes largely overlooked in United States history are the “First Ladies” (or hostesses of the Executive branch). 135 more words