Presidential Wives

Centralia, Missouri
March 6, 2016 11:55am CST
I have long thought if I could meet a presidential wife, aka First Lady, and time and if they were still alive or not, played no part in my choice, I would want to meet Eleanor Roosevelt. Following that, I would want to meet Jackie Kennedy, and then Nancy Regan. Eleanor, despite having a husband who was less than faithful his entire life and later suffered mobility losses due to polio, went on to be the first First Lady to hold press conferences. She spoke up for women's right, she spoke out for other rights. She even publicly disagreed with her husband more than once! She shaped and changed how we view First Ladies and their roles, to this day. Jackie had a presence and grace that to this day, is hard to find in Washington DC. She was well liked, even then, and I would love to meet her to see if what I read about held true in person. Nancy Reagan always inspired me, not for what she did as First Lady, but in the years after, with the decline of her husband. How about you, if you could meet a First Lady, who would you want to meet?
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Mar 16
I would love to meet Mrs.Obama despite so many who dislike our president .I think she is a very graceful lady.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Mar 16
I wouldnt mind meeting her or any of them. Even the presidents that I don't like. I still respect the office, and admire someone who takes the steps to stand up and do things that may or may not be that popular.
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@MALUSE (41187)
• Germany
6 Mar 16
I'm not especially interested in first ladies.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
then which world leader?
@MALUSE (41187)
• Germany
7 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt What @boiboing has said below.
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@JohnRoberts (59983)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Mar 16
Ironic. Mrs. Reagan passed away this morning.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Mar 16
well, the news of that inspired me to write this.
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@boiboing (12805)
• Northampton, England
6 Mar 16
Let's just hope to goodness that Mrs Trump doesn't get to find out what being first lady is like.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
ok, now that was a terrifying thought, he has a couple ex's too...
• United States
6 Mar 16
Jackie would of been very enlightening to meet and right now I would just like to meet Michelle Obama !
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
I admit I am curious why she picked certain things to focus on over others, and how being a white house mom of younger kids was like
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• United States
7 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt she wrote a book about it, I think . . .
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
@enlightenedpsych2 hmm, never even thought to look
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@just4him (120149)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Mar 16
I never thought about it. Eleanor is a great choice. I've always admired her.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
every time I read something new and learn a little more on her I just am a little more amazed at what she did
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@just4him (120149)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt She was a great woman.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
If it wasn't for Mrs. Roosevelt my neck of the woods probably would not not exist now. She visited Dandrige, TN and learned that if the river flooded so bad the town would get washed away. She talked to her husband about it and that's how the TVA originally came about - Lakes were created from the river(s) and the dams were built to protect the land from flooding. We lived close to Dandrige years ago and now we live w/o a few miles of other TVA water and land. So I would like to thank her for saving Tennessee. The down of Dandridge was named after her.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
I didnt know she had anything to do with that! Fascinating
• United States
7 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt She sure did and I appreciate that!
@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
6 Mar 16
I have always admired Eleanor Roosevelt.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
She is always the on that comes to mind when I think of a strong female role model
@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
6 Mar 16
Eleanor Roosevelt also wrote a number of books some of them were mysteries. She would be a neat lady to have met and she spoke her mind no matter what. Jackie Kennedy what a darling and women wanted to dress like her, she was very fashion conscience. Nany Reagan always by her husbands side, I had a text that she passed away today. RIP It would be an honor to meet any of The First Ladies.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
Hmm, I didnt know she wrote books, I shall have to try and read one
• Aberdeen, Scotland
6 Mar 16
Mrs Obama seems lovely, I'd like to meet her
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Mar 16
I may not agree with her hubbys policies, but I would enjoy meeting her as well