Happy Holidays to all our readers, and thank you so much for all you do! Kate and I are disconnecting from the matrix and will be back on Jan. 1, all re-energized and roaring for more fun in 2013. Have a safe, peaceful holiday. xoxo. Thanks to Carol Hegeman, Supervisory Historian at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, for providing this wonderful 1957 Christmas card from the Eisenhower collection, featuring Mame and Ike in a Crosley utility vehicle. (Yes — that’s the same Crosley as produced steel kitchen cabinets, refrigerators and the like.) The Eisenhowers’ Christmas cards were designed and produced by Hallmark. Each year the Eisenhowers used a formal card, for obligatory mailings. More interesting (to me), Mamie also had personal cards designed — “fun” cards that she may have put on gifts she was giving, Carol explained. No question: This is a fun one. Credit: National Park Service, Eisenhower National Historic Site.
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