Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!  Here our some images from White House festivities from years gone by.


  1. Speaking of Easter, that photo reminds me of Hawthorne's "Maypole of Merrymount". And speaking of the old Yankee milieu, I just got from the library the following book:

    "Lives Like Loaded Guns - Emily Dickinson & Her Family Feuds"

    by Lyndall Gordon

    According to the author, Miss Emily's seclusion was caused by her lifelong illness (epilepsy) though she was a bit more assertive and demonstrative than is commonly thought.

  2. here's a good idea of what that pole looked like:

  3. Isn't Gordon the one who wrote the book on Wollstonecraft?