Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Geneva Eisenhower was wife of United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower and thereby First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Mamie married Dwight Eisenhower at age 19 in 1916; the young couple moved between military quarters in many postings, from Panama to the Philippines. As First Lady, she entertained a wide range of foreign dignitaries, who reacted well to her confident style and clothing choices. Mamie Eisenhower widowhood at the family farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Born in Boone and named, in part, after the popular song Lovely Lake Geneva, Mamie Geneva Doud was the second child born to John Sheldon Doud, a meatpacking executive, his wife, Elivera Mathilda Carlson, she grew up in Cedar Rapids, Colorado Springs, Denver and the Doud winter home in San Antonio, Texas. Her father, who retired at age 36, ran a meatpacking company founded by his father, Doud & Montgomery, had investments in Illinois and Iowa stockyards, her mother was a daughter of Swedish immigrants. She had three sisters: Eleanor Carlson Doud, Eda Mae Doud, Mabel Frances "Mike" Doud.

Soon after completing her education at Wolcott School for Girls, a finishing school, she met Dwight Eisenhower in San Antonio in October 1915. Introduced by Mrs. Lulu Harris, wife of a fellow officer at Fort Sam Houston, the two hit it off at once, as Eisenhower, Officer of the Day, invited Miss Doud to accompany him on his rounds. On St. Valentine's Day in 1916, he gave her a miniature of his West Point class ring to seal a formal engagement. Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower, age 25, married Mamie Doud, age 19, on July 1, 1916, at the bride's parents' home in Denver, Colorado. Following the wedding, performed by Reverend Williamson of the Central Presbyterian Church in Denver, the newlyweds honeymooned a few days at Eldorado Springs, Colorado, a resort near Denver, visited the groom's parents in Abilene before settling into the lieutenant's living quarters at Fort Sam Houston; the Eisenhowers had two children: Doud Dwight "Ikky" died of scarlet fever. John Sheldon Doud – soldier, author – was born in Denver, Colorado.

After retiring from a military career, he was appointed ambassador to Belgium by Richard Nixon. He authored ten books, among them an account of the Battle of the Bulge: The Bitter Woods. For years, Mamie Eisenhower's life followed the pattern of other Army wives: a succession of posts in the United States, in the Panama Canal Zone. Although accustomed to more creature comforts than those afforded at military posts, Mamie adjusted and joined her husband in moving 28 times before their retirement at the end of his term as president. During the Second World War, while promotion and fame came to "Ike", his wife lived in Washington, D. C. After he became president of Columbia University in 1948, the Eisenhowers purchased a farm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, it was the first home they had owned. His duties as commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces—and hers as his hostess at a villa near Paris—delayed work on their dream home completed in 1955, they celebrated with a housewarming picnic for the staff at what would be their last temporary quarters: the White House.

Diplomacy—and air travel—in the postwar world brought changes in their official hospitality. The Eisenhowers entertained an unprecedented number of heads of state and leaders of foreign governments; as First Lady, she was noted for her outgoing manner, her love of pretty clothes, some of them designed by Scaasi and her obvious pride in husband and home. Eisenhower was named one of the twelve best-dressed women in the country by the New York Dress Institute every year that she was First Lady; the "Mamie Look" involved a full-skirted dress, charm bracelets, little hats, bobbed, banged hair. It was a modified version of the Dior's postwar "New Look." Her style included both high-and low-end items. Designers associated with Eisenhower include Mollie Parnis and Sally Victor. Eisenhower wore a Nettie Rosenstein gown to the 1953 inaugural balls, it was pink peau de soie gown embroidered with more than 2,000 rhinestones. It is one of the most popular in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's collection of inaugural gowns.

Eisenhower paired the gown with matching gloves, jewelry by Trifari. She carried a beaded purse by Judith Leiber, her shoes by Delman had her name printed on the left instep. Eisenhower's fondness for a specific shade of pink called "First Lady" or "Mamie" pink, kicked off a national trend for pink clothing and bathrooms; as First Lady, she was a gracious hostess but guarded her privacy. A victim of Ménière's disease, an inner-ear disorder that affects equilibrium, Eisenhower was uneasy on her feet, which fed rumors that she had a drinking problem. Eisenhower was known as a penny pincher, her recipe for "Mamie's million dollar fudge" was reproduced by housewives all over the country after it was printed in many publications. In 1958, Mrs. Eisenhower was reported to be the first person to initiate Halloween decorations to be put up in the White House; as described in multiple biographies, including Upstairs at the White Ho

Conus eburneus

Conus eburneus, common name the ivory cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are venomous, they are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled or not at all. There is one subspecies: Conus eburneus crassus G. B. Sowerby II, 1858 represented as Conus eburneus; the size of an adult shell varies between 79 mm. The shell is white with two or three light yellowish bands, marked with dark brown revolving spots; this marine species is found in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the coast of East Africa to Australia and the Ryukyu Islands Bruguière, M. 1792. Encyclopédie Méthodique ou par ordre de matières. Histoire naturelle des vers. Paris: Panckoucke Vol. 1 i-xviii, 757 pp. Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum sive. Hamburg: Trappii 199 pp. Link, H. F. 1807. Beschreibung der Naturalien Sammlung der Universität zu Rostock. Rostock: Alders Erben. Sowerby, G.

B. 1857-1858. Monograph of the genus Conus. 1-56, pls 1-24 in Thesaurus conchyliorum or monographs of genera of shells. London: Sowerby Vol. 3. Weinkauff, H. C. 1874. Catalog der bis bekannt gewordenen Arten der Gattung Conus L. Jahrbücher der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 1: 236-268, 273-305 Demond, J. 1957. Micronesian reef associated gastropods. Pacific Science 11: 275-341, fig. 2, pl. 1 Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959. The Great Barrier Reef and Adjacent Isles: a comprehensive survey for visitor and photographer. Sydney: Coral Press 209 pp. Rippingale, O. H. & McMichael, D. F. 1961. Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Shells. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press 210 pp. Maes, V. O. 1967. The littoral marine mollusks of Cocos-Keeling Islands. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 119: 93-217 Wilson, B. R. & Gillett, K. 1971. Australian Shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. Sydney: Reed Books 168 pp. Hinton, A. 1972. Shells of New Guinea and the Central Indo-Pacific.

Milton: Jacaranda Press xviii 94 pp. Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. Coquillages de Polynésie. Tahiti: Papéete Les editions du pacifique, pp. 1–391. Cernohorsky, W. O. 1978. Tropical Pacific Marine Shells. Sydney: Pacific Publications 352 pp. 68 pls. Wilson, B. 1994. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, WA: Odyssey Publishing Vol. 2 370 pp. Röckel, D. Korn, W. & Kohn, A. J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae. Volume 1: Indo-Pacific Region. Wiesbaden: Hemmen 517 pp. Filmer R. M.. A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp. Tucker J. K.. Recent cone species database. September 4, 2009 Edition Tucker J. K. & Tenorio M. J. Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp Below are several color forms and one subspecies: Petit, R. E.. George Brettingham Sowerby, I, II & III: their conchological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa. 2189: 1–218 The Conus Biodiversity website "Lithoconus eburneus". Retrieved 4 August 2011. Cone Shells - Knights of the Sea

The Return of Don Patterson

The Return of Don Patterson is an album by organist Don Patterson recorded in 1972 and released on the Muse label. Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with a review stating, "Any Don Patterson album is worthwhile". All compositions by Don Patterson except as indicated "Jesse Jackson" - 7:20 "Theme from the Odd Couple" - 8:35 "Lori" - 7:08 " Love Story" - 9:56 "The Lamp Is Low" - 10:11 Don Patterson - organ Eddie Daniels - tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone Ted Dunbar - guitar Freddie Waits - drums