Polished Silver

We have seen and heard much about the White House in recent months. As you remember, the first White House was burned by the British in the War of 1812. The government was sent into hiding. Dolley Madison insisted on staying behind to hide treasures. She cut George Washington’s picture out of the frame and hid it or sent it by messenger into safe keeping. She had one more task before bidding farewell and leaving to join her husband:

Mrs. Madison set the table for 40.

“Dolley Madison always knew that anything was better with a good meal and she was always looking for a reason to throw a party.”

Festival of Thanks. Will you have four or forty at your Thanksgiving Table? Or one? We wish you warmth in your heart(s) and a reason to sing thanks.

With our affection

Benton—Dean & Carole

Benton Books, Blogs & Blurbs   Dean@DeanBenton.org

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