Franklin D. Roosevelt had a lifelong affection for pets. His
best-known was Fala, a Scottish terrier given to him by his cousin, Margaret
Suckley, in 1940. Fala became Roosevelt’s constant companion and the most
famous dog in America, appearing in newspapers, cartoons, and films.
Fala often accompanied FDR on trips and was present
at key meetings, including the 1941 Atlantic Charter Conference. During the
1944 presidential campaign, Republicans falsely claimed Roosevelt ordered a
destroyer to retrieve Fala when he was left behind on an Alaskan island. FDR
disarmed his critics in a celebrated speech. Fala’s frugal “Scotch soul was
furious,” he reported, at allegations that tax dollars were spent to rescue
After FDR’s death, Fala lived with Eleanor
Roosevelt. He is buried near the President and First Lady.
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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!
It was entirely shot at night. We were pretty giddy most of the time. I saw it last week by chance, and had a flood of fond memories. On the first day of shooting, Val Kilmer (genius) almost choked to death on a piece of catering chicken right before we shot the first scene of the movie. His eyes were still watering until we got to his close up. I’m so happy he’s still with us.
RDJ during his recent Reddit AMA on his favorite memory from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
ok so with al the valdaya vs. janelskiy drama i thought i would share my opinion
*****DISCLAIMER*****THIS IS NOTHING AGAINST ZENDAYA. I ADORE HER! ALSO, THIS IS NOTHING AGAINST VALDAYA SHIPPERS, YALL DO YALL. PLEASE DONT GET BUTT HURT BC OF THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! DONT COMPLAIN IF THIS IS NOT YOUR OPINION, JUST STOP READING********************************
ok so to begin lets talk about the age gap and idk the fact that it is BARELY legal! now Z is gorge, she is stunning! but i just think she is little too young. also, i just don’t see the chemistry. honestly, i don’t base ships off of age or appearance, i base what i want to ship on cold hard chemistry. the whole reason i started watching DWTS was for beth and janel, bc i am a motavator aswell as a huge pll fan. i did not sign up for becoming madly obsessed with these ships until i saw the beauty of janelskiy. the fact that they fit together like puzzle pieces, they are very different, and just their body language makes me fall in love with them everyday. the thing that REALLY took the cake for me was when janel switched partners. janel says things like “I’m not thinking of val, I’m not thinking of val, I’m not thinking of val… ok I’m thinking of val” when her and artem were getting down and dirty just… and when val punched the wall when he saw part of their routine (he also didn’t know the camera was on him) not to mention the heart to heart after just EUGHHH! they calm each other down and love each other so much and i just want that. just seeing them in public acting the same way makes me swoon, because face it, val is a dancer and a damn good one, therefore he can easily turn on the chemistry in the dance, but the chemistry in public is whats hard! ok so val and zendaya are more like a brotherly/sisterly type of love. i just don’t feel the chemistry. trust me! i test a lll the ships, because deciding on an OTP is hard! i just don’t really see it. i love Z and its nothing against her! or valdaya shippers! i just don’t ship it!