Wednesday, March 3

# 2 . Eleanor Roosevelt

Behind every strong man there is a stronger woman !!!

Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt owes a great deal of his political success to his wife Eleanor Roosevelt. She is best known for being the first lady of the United States from 1933 until 1945. Her main focus during her prime years was the betterment of her world.
Using her title and position she worked hard for the advancement of women,children and African Americans too. She worked tirelessly for working women and fought against child labor while holding press conferences, writing her daily newspaper columns and magazine articles as means of communication and reaching out especially to women. Her writings were typically on the topics of education, poverty, rural life, unemployment, and the role of women. Eleanor's daily column, "My Day," was in print from 1936 until 1962. It was similar to a diary of her daily activities.( a blogger, huh!!??)

During her husband's twelve year presidency, Eleanor held over three hundred press conferences. Men were not allowed into her meetings.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a humanitarian who contributed positively to the world through her knitting also.

She was often photographed knitting for the World War II effort or at least toting her knitting bag. She encouraged knitting efforts in the US, encouraging Americans to knit for our boys at war.
(love me some her)
When she found out her husband was less than faithful she remained committed to the family(5 children), the future,and did not want to tarnish Franklin's political career. She stopped having a physical relationship with Franklin while she remained his friend, his support and even his stand in when he grew ill...( Hillary Clinton????) Not known for her looks, her good works and generosity did all the talking. Her inner beauty shone bright.
She died a great and noble lady in 1962.


Tamara said...

So Lady E was a 'blogger'? Awesome. She's good, because I don't think I'd have been able to hold it together with a highly public, unfaithful spouse. (I did terrible in history class, was his infidelity publicly known? Otherwise, it would have been easy to keep it under wraps instead of blowing up his spot.) Anyway, Wow, so far so good, with the women's History Chronicle.

Anonymous said...

The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society is sponsoring an "Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In" on Sunday, May 2, 2010, 1-5 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center on the grounds of the FDR Presidential Library & Home, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY.

Attendees will knit or crochet 7" x 9" acrylic yarn blocks for afghans to "Warm Up America!" There will be Roosevelt films shown, an appearance by "Eleanor," refreshments, and a free pass to the FDR Library the day of the event. Attendees do not have to knit or crochet to attend, however, reservations are required. This is a very popular event, so early reservations are recommended.

Reservations are required in advance by sending a check for $15/person to the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society, P. O. Box 182, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Include name/address/phone/email address.

For information call: 845-229-2559 or 845-229-7711.

Submitted by: Patsy N. Costello, President

Town of Hyde Park Historical Society
P. O. Box 182
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone: 845-229-2559
Cellphone: 845-242-4304

March 15, 2010

They came, They saw, The followed

Blog Archive