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Martha Washington:  "I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." Martha Washington Born June 21, 1731, the 1st "First Lady".

The cover is a modern imagining of what Martha Washington looked like as a young woman of Virginia. This painting hangs in the Education Center at Mount Vernon. Biography - Martha Washington: An American Life by Patricia Brady

The same brooch The same pearls The same love. Beautiful photo of Queen and Prince Philip.

The same brooch The same pearls The same love.

I really do admire Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip.how Prince Phillip has been supporting the queen for the past 60 years.not to mention i think they make a good looking couple too. Long live the Queen and Prince Phillip.

To celebrate Independence Day, we wanted to take a look at some of the jewels worn by the women who played First Lady to our founding fathers. A portrait of young Martha Washington. As the very first First Lady of the United States of America, Martha Washington understood the importance of keeping up appearances. Though she was not ostentatious in her wardrobe choices, Martha did average about $150 per year in jewelry purchases, and some surviving pieces (shown below) reveal a penchant...

Jewels of the First First Ladies

DANDRIDGE Martha - A Young Martha Washington in 1757 by John Wollaston (American colonial era painter, Martha Dandridge (Daniel Parke Custis) (Mrs George Washington)

Revolutionary War Timeline (1775-1783) infographic

Revolutionary War Timeline – Events of The American Revolution. My biggest complaint is it neglects the critical Battle of Saratoga, which is the reason the French signed the alliance in the first place.

Caroline and Charles Ingalls

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s parents, Caroline and Charles Ingalls. Little House On The Prairie I loved this show so much as a child. Life was crazy for me then Now I named by business after that show Prairie House Yarns and Fibers

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States.

(Civil War Major General) James A. Garfield, President of the United States. Photographic reproduction of a portrait of future President James A. Garfield at the time of his marriage in

General Lee fought for his state. The following quote sets the record straight on the slavery issue. “So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained.”

I am a great admirer of General Robert E. Robert Edward Lee was an American career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War

Laura Ingalls Wilder (she's the one standing on the right)

Little House on the Prairie: Carrie Ingalls, Mary Ingalls & Laura Ingalls The REAL Ingalls girls

Martha Washington was widowed for her first husband at 25 and left to raise four children. She brought great wealth to the marriage to George Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: She was widowed for her first husband at 25 and left to raise four children. She brought great wealth to the marriage to George Washington

Greetings on Washington's Birthday - Washington at Yorktown

Greetings on Washington's Birthday - Washington at Yorktown

Recounting the Foodways of the Founding ‘Mothers’ - The New York Times

Recounting the Foodways of the Founding ‘Mothers’

First Lady, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (June 1731 – May was the wife of George Washington

First Lady Frances Cleveland with daughter Esther, who in 1893 became the only baby ever to be born inside the White House.

First Lady Frances Cleveland holds baby Esther, the first and only child of a president to be born at the White House. Esther was born on September 9 ,

Abraham Lincoln's grand daughter's. Robert Lincoln's daughters, Mary and Jessie Harlan Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's grand daughters - Robert Lincoln's daughters, Mary Lincoln and Jessie Harlan Lincoln