I enjoy having tea and blogging with my tea friends. This blogging thing is a passion of mine. I enjoy it immensely.
I hope you come often and invite your tea friends here. I really would enjoy the company.
Wench By Dolen Perkins-Valdez 304 pages; Amistad A righteous historical novel about female slaves on, yes, summer vacation with their masters in free-state Ohio.
The Colored Girl Beautful
by Azalia Hackley
The National Capital Code of Etiquette
by Edward S. Green
My Book lists
These are books I am looking for to help with my reenactment program
I have this One!
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey By Alison Gernsheim
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Behide The Scenes
30 years slave and 4 years in the White House
Mary Lincoln's Dressmaker
the story of Lizzy, The first Lady's dressmaker.
Mary Todd Lincoln's Dress
Mary Lincoln’s purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice are believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly. The first lady wore the gown during the Washington winter social season in 1861–62. Both pieces are piped with white satin, and the bodice is trimmed with mother-of pearl buttons. An evening bodice was included with the ensemble. The lace collar is of the period, but not original to the dress.
This is a heartfelt letter, on November 22, 2015, from a kindred spirit to me...... I am enchanted.
Dear Miss Barada,
I live in Ohio but have had the pleasure of hearing so many wonderful things about you.
friend Jo-Ellen Tramontana has been to "Hearthside" and told me about
you and gave me a snapshot of you that I keep in my photo album. She
said that if and when I make it back to RI, she will take me there and
hope I will be able to meet you.
Estelle, I wanted to know if I could acquire your autograph on a
Hearthside brochure or whatever is the most convenient for you?
had hoped to visit Jo-Ellen and Chuck this year but I had a brain tumor
removed in April and it has taken much longer to recuperate. But I know God is there so I have faith that I will be well again.
Please let me know how I should proceed?
I will gladly pay you or make a donation to Hearthside.
I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing from you.