Sunday, February 15, 2015


Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were married poets. She wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” A great Valentine’s Day quote.

Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII of England; it was not such a great romance. He had her beheaded.

Julia Dent married Ulysses Simpson Grant. If anyone ever asks you who is buried in Grant’s tomb, you can truthfully answer, Julia Dent.

Amelia Earhart, the famous pilot, was married to book publisher, George Putnam.

Lina Eastman married Paul McCarney. She was the only American to marry a Beatle.

Farrah Fawcett married Lee Majors. He was televisions’s Fall Guy; she was one of Charlie’s Angels.

Alice Hathaway Lee married Teddy Roosevelt. She died on February 14, 1884 on the same day as Teddy Roosevelt’s mother. Alice died giving birth to her daughter also named Alice.

Alice Roosevelt who we were just talking about was Alice Hathaway Lee’s daughter. She married Nicholas Longworth, and became a famous Washington hostess and wit. When told that Calvin Coolidge was dead, she asked, “How can they tell?”.

Eleanor Roosevelt married her fifth cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Her maiden name was Roosevelt. She was the daughter of Teddy Roosevelt’s younger bother Elliot; Elliot died young and Uncle Teddy raised her. She even had a White House wedding. Little did she know then that she would come back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as the first lady.

Bonnie Parker, the infamous bank robber married Clyde Barrow. Many of us probably saw the movie. Maybe we know the lyrics to the song, “Bonnie was a waitress in a small cafe. Clyde Barrow was the rounder who took her away. They both robbed and killed until both of them died. So goes the legend of Bonnie and Clyde.

Joanne Woodward brings us back to Hollywood; her husband is Paul Newman.

How did you do? Which ones, if any, did you have to look up?

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