We commemorate this day with
the traditional Festivus customs:
We have our Festivus
Pole, an aluminum flagpole once used in the Roosevelt’s Hyde Park home,
For Festivus Dinner we have a
Soya meatloaf. This WWII era poster claims that if you use Soya you use up to
25% less beef. Yum!
Of course we have the
Airing of Grievances. Not every American was a fan of the Roosevelts and they
often wrote to the President and First Lady to make their feelings known. The
first letter from Miss Todd of New York makes it clear that no one wants to
hear about Fala’s love life. In the second from Mr. Phipps of Milwaukee, he calls
FDR a “smiling, wasteful, and fickle Prima Donna politician.” Ouch.
Festivus is not over
until the head of the household has been bested in a Feat of Strength! In this
photo from July 1925, Anna Roosevelt has her mother Eleanor pinned on the lawn
We hope you have a great Festivus! Come to the Roosevelt
Library and see our temporary exhibit The
Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection. The exhibit has been
extended through January 3, 2016. It’s a Festivus Miracle!
In 1960 Eleanor Roosevelt strongly supported Adlai Stevenson and encouraged him to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. That year, however, the Party pinned their hopes on a promising fresh face, and the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. Eleanor had some reservations about JFK, but she supported his bid for president after he made a visit to her home, Val-Kill, in Hyde Park, NY in August of that year.
On September 26, 1960, JFK and Richard Nixon held the first televised presidential debate. After the debate, Eleanor wrote this letter to JFK with her opinions on both his and Nixon’s performance.
JFK responded by kindly thanking Eleanor for her advice and comments.
Do you know if anyone on DWTS has danced to a reggae song....I think Val and Normani would kill that😩
Reggae dont think so(correct me is I’m wrong lol), but Val and Danica did dance to “Watch Out For This” by Major Lazer (dancehall). It’s one of my favourite numbers even tho she was injured :/ but yea I can see ValMani killing that!!!
update:trock101: Emma & Tommy did Pass the Dutchie for switch up week
Also, the fact that Val went first is really taking a toll on me already. I forgot he was in the competition because I didn’t have him to look forward to. Val who? Jkjk, don’t kill me Val fans, I really do love him
I’m so eh about this chapter…but I’m iffy about all my stuff haha. Judging from the reception the other chapters, I’m doing something right. You guys are pretty awesome btw - thanks for fangirling with me. Haha. Anyway…
Enjoy, and all that other good stuff.
It’s not that she’s particularly nervous for him, she promises she’s not. She knows Val and Tamar will kill their dance. After she got off the phone with Val on Saturday night, she went and watched all of their dances. And screw bias, she thought they were amazing. No, she’s not nervous for him, she’s worried about Tamar’s health. Somewhere between the time she talked to him, Tamar had gotten strep throat and lost her voice. Zendaya knows how being sick can mess with rehearsal, she hopes they are prepared.
I shouldn’t have spent the last two hours writing this because university is a pain in the ass right now and I need to finish a paper. (It’s also kind of sad how little I can accomplish in two hours.) But I haven’t posted anything in so long and I haven’t written just for the fun of it in a month, maybe longer, so I just felt the need to do this.
This is from this list of prompts, no. 22. “Do you…
well… I mean… I could give you a massage?”
(This was supposed to be a drabble, and the ‘action’ also kind of is, but I always feel the need to give background information so due to the beginning I’ll count it as a one shot).
Since this is my first writing in a while, feedback is greatly appreciated :)
It is week
7 and by now Val’s back is killing him. It’s not the first time his back is
troubling him, but he threw it out a couple of weeks ago when they tried one of
the death lifts he really wanted to have in their Argentine Tango, and ever
since then Val feels like there is a dinosaur standing on his shoulders and
weighing him down. Standing is painful, walking is painful, and dancing has
become almost unbearable. Of course he receives the best treatment, massages
every day, ice baths, medication, but everyone knows it will only get better if
he did the one thing he cannot do: rest.