OK, today we feature a picture by Mathew Brady of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln.
So, I officially won the mystery person contest yesterday. This was the first time I was able to win by stumping everyone for 24 hours. From the git go, everyone was on the wrong track, guessing people associated with Laundry or cleaning products. The mistake that you all made is that you thought the person was associated with last week's theme, which was laundry, as opposed to this week's theme, which is First Ladies. If you had thought to go with this week's theme, it would have been very easy, in that the clothing identified the time frame, and there were only a couple of possible first ladies to guess. I was shaking in my boots last night as a few people started guessing Grace Coolidge. I was fearful that my victory would be snatched from my hands, but in the end, I did win. I also thought it was a brilliant move on my part to require people to refer to me in third person. I would ridicule and scold people who submitted an entry that was not in third person, and so this turned out to be a diversionary tactic that threw people off their game. I was sort of surprised that no one got it, because some of the ones in the past had been much, much harder.
Domestic Update: I have brilliantly completed a new project. To all you naysayers out there that scolded me for paying someone to build the peacock palace, this is where I show my true handyman skills. I have built Lovie and the Chickies a nice little enclosed yard behind the peacock palace. It is enclosed on all sides, and top and bottom, with heavy hail wire to keep the coons out. There is a small door in the palace that allows the birds to go in and out of the palace, into the yard. I have a piece of canvas over part of it for shade. Lovie and the Chickies love the yard, and split their time between the Peacock Palace and the yard. Mrs. PJM was delighted with the project, and and all the things I accomplished this summer. I would say my points have never been higher with her. This combined with my stunning victory in the Mystery Person contest indeed puts me in high esteem.