Tag Archive for ‘Thanksgiving’

Mamie, Jackie, Lady Bird & Pat: Thanksgiving & Four First Ladies of the Mid-Century

From Thursday, November 20 until Sunday November 23, 2014, the National First Ladies Library Blog is running a four-part series pegged to the upcoming holiday, “Thanksgiving and Mid-Century Modern First Ladies.” Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat… Read More ›

Sex Lives of the Pilgrims: Girls Gone Wild, Gay Guys, An Orgy, Incest & Goodwives Chasing Native Men

“Puritanism,” said legendary wit H. L. Mencken, “is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” Clearly, Mencken never pawed through the court record of Plymouth Colony‘s first generations of Pilgrims. In them, one finds eye-popping details of every… Read More ›

The Four Best Presidential Pumpkin Pies: From the first Adams and Johnson, Ike & Reagan

When it comes to Presidents, the quality of political policy is entirely inconsistent with that of their pumpkin pie.   There’s not even a preference for pumpkin over mince, for example, among those regularly rated as either the “best” (like… Read More ›

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