Bourgeois (this interior), Bess (Truman, the lady deep in her magazine, left), and Birthdays. Today is hers; she would be, in a better world, 127 today.
Few would argue that she was the most exciting of first ladies, but she had her own kind of homey charm, and she simultaneously managed to keep Harry happy and put up with Margaret (who would sing), which is no mean feat. If nothing else, she set the stage for Mamie, who seemed by contrast both stylish and vigorous.
I don't know about you, but I'm just mad for that davenport, and I have to admit with a certain pride that somewhere in the depth of a storage unit back home, I have a chair just exactly like Harry's.