I Have My Own Name, Thanks

22 December, 2009 at 11:53 am (Michelle Obama, Miscellaneous)

Looking up some info for work, and I found out something interesting:

1. First Ladies of the U.S., both current and former, are all honorary chairs of The Kennedy Center.

2. Of those first ladies, the three most recent (Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton) go by their own first names; the rest (Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, and Betty Ford) all go by their husband’s names (Mrs. George Bush, Mrs. Ronald Reagan, etc.). See for yourself. Interesting, no? The times are a changin’, it seems. Good!

Actually, Mrs. George Bush is my mother-in-law

Oh, and another random fact: most of the rest of the board for the Kennedy Center was either appointed by the President or designated by an act of Congress. Who knew?

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