FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/14/1953 - HFSID 295485
MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER The First Lady thanks a friend for sending a bouquet of pink rosebuds and writes "I am sure it has done more to make me feel better than all the pills I've taken". Typed Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower" as First Lady, 1 page, 4½x7. The White House, Washington, D.
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MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
The First Lady thanks a friend for sending a bouquet of pink rosebuds and writes "I am sure it has done more to make me feel better than all the pills I've taken".
Typed Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower" as First Lady, 1 page, 4½x7. The White House, Washington, D.C., 1953 December 14. On letterhead of The White House written to "Dear Frances and George". In full: "It was very thoughtful of you to send me the darling bouquet of pink rosebuds and for-get-me-note in the lovely glass container. This is one of the prettiest bouquets I ever seen, and I have just been feasting my eyes on it! I am sure it has done more to make me feel better than all the pills I've taken. It was nice to have your sweet note, too. We have a wonder-ful Thanksgiving in Augusta, and I am looking forward to spending Christmas there, if possible. With warmest thanks, and very best wishes for a happy holiday!" Accompanied by the transmittal envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. George Strecker, Lake Forest, Illinois and postmarked Washington, D.C., December 16, 1953. On July 1, 1916, 25-year-old Second Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) and 19-year-old Mamie Geneva Doud (1896-1979) were married in Denver, Colorado. They had two sons: Dwight Doud Eisenhower (1917-1920) and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (born in 1923). As an Army wife for 37 years, Mamie grew accustomed to entertaining groups of influential people, a talent she drew upon during her eight years as the White House hostess (1953-1961). In their 53 years of married life, the Eisenhower's lived in 33 homes; their last in Gettysburg was the only home they owned together. During Ike's final illness, Mamie moved into Walter Reed Army Hospital to be with him during the final months of his life. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the fifth general to be elected President, served as the nations' 34th President from 1953 to 1961. From the collection of George Strecker, an advertising executive at the Chicago Tribune who became close to the Eisenhower's through his wife, Frances, a long-time friend with Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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