It started with a simple question.
"So where do you think we should spend Christmas?"
she says to the fiance du jour.
"How about the White House ?" replies FduJ.
"Sure, why not" she laughs.
"Seriously ... .. we've been invited."
I guess it shouldn't have come as a surprise, his family had rather deep D.C. roots.
I wasn't particularly Republican, but thought it would be a great opportunity for me to try something fun. No ... . not the whole photo-op with the pres thing! That was required and I attempted to look suitably grown-up and glam.
The real fun would be to sneak down to the Vermeil Room on the lower level , where the famous Jackie Kennedy portrait hangs .. .. . and toss the camera to FduJ for a quick capture of Jackie et Moi.
Mission Accomplished .. .
Here's the official White House Historical Society photo of the Vermeil Room. Portraits of seven first ladies hang here ... . with the 1970 Aaron Shikler portrait of Jackie Kennedy as the clear focal point.
All so very glowy and golden.... soft and ladylike. In fact, it's known as the Ladies Waiting Room. Such an antiquated concept.
Ladies today ( if you can find any!), don't wait for anyone.
A melange of snapshots from my office bulletin board.
Different times, different lives.
I remain boggled by how many
people we can be in just one small life.