Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fact of the Day: First Lady

While Jacqueline Kennedy was one of America's most memorable First Ladies, she actually disliked the title. She advised her secretary once "The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse."

29 comments:

Joy said...

Hi hi. Funny lady:)

DWei said...

Aren't we spunky?

Ramakrishnan said...

The most famous and handsome American President of post war America and his marvelously beautiful & gorgeous wife. Jacqueline in fact actually became a "saddle horse" when she married the extremely wealthy Aristotle Onassis !

Al Penwasser said...

Especially since Ari was an old mule.

Unknown said...

it was right! hahaha

Ramakrishnan said...

:)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I didn't know that, but do now :)

jaybird said...

As far as titles go, it does rub me the wrong way as well. But Jackie O held that position and title in such a memorable way! She was one stylish, classy lady.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Interesting tidbit from the most interesting political family in history.

DEZMOND said...

I generally find the position of a first lady degrading to the whole nation because she isn't chosen by the people and should not have any official state function. In my country wives of the presidents are usually unknown to general public.

Christine said...

Didnt realize he was so much taller than her.

Pilar Domínguez said...

She wasn´t the first lady , she was the Only lady in the White house. I love her.Kisses:)

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Yeah, here in Germany the spouse usually also has no political function or power, since it wasn't them who were elected!

Have the best weekend ever,
-Kati

Dana said...

LOL Love that!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I suppose "First Lady" is supposed to be the democratic equivalent of "Queen." They have a First Lady in France too. Big scandal at the moment. We don't have one in Canada. We have the Prime Minister's wife.

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting fact.
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Emmylou said...

Love Jackie O:) I like that quote.

Unknown said...

Great!
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Tengo un sorteo si te apetece :)

One A Day Tech said...

Wow that's very interesting.. Hehe saddle horse..

One A Day Tech

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is funny! Sounds like she was a feisty one.

Pat Hatt said...

haha didn't want to be off to the races

LV said...

Two of my favoriteppeople. Such a loss when they were gone.

stephen Hayes said...

Jackie was certainly a person of strong likes and dislikes.

DeniseinVA said...

A delightful quote!

Sharon said...

Haha that's funny. I love horses, though

Linda said...

LOL! I like her sense of humour.

Caro * said...

She was wonderful. So elegant and intelligent :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

None of the other first ladies could hold a candle to her since then either. She was the epitome of class!

Kay said...

I've always admired the quiet dignity and class of Jacqueline Kennedy.