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1. photo, kate shippen roosevelt, victoria, 1912, ranault victoria 40 CV, larz anderson auto museum

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Ten

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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“In the Victoria to deliver presents to Dorothy and the baby, Langdon Geer, Jr.” That was Kate Roosevelt’s diary entry for December 20, 1912. On

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1. photo, kate shippen roosevelt, sniffen court, gates with horseman, beyond my ken

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Nine

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Although the Christmas season was right around the corner, Kate Roosevelt made no mention of going downtown to purchase presents along Broadway’s ritzy Ladies’ Mile

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photo1, kate shippen roosevelt, maid, william thomas smedley illustration, 1906, cabinet of illustrations, library of congress

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Eight

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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It was December, 1912 and Kate Roosevelt had closed up her summer estate in Hightstown, New Jersey for the winter and was busy getting things

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1. photo, kate shippen roosevelt, cleveland with wife and daughters, www.firstladies.org

The Dowager’s Diary: Downton Abbey in New York City – Week Seven

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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“Tea at Grover Clevelands.” That was Kate Roosevelt’s diary entry for November 18, 1912 and once again she had me going back to the history

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Cinderella

Disney’s Cinderella Is Charming

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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The Disney vault is deep indeed. Disney characters, stories, and even theme park rides are continually and creatively mined for box office winners. Johnny Depp

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photo, kate shippen roosevelt, dorothy 1902 by john alexander white wiki

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Four

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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In the The Dowager’s Diary, the month of October, 1912 began with a reason to celebrate. It was the fifth wedding anniversary of Kate Roosevelt’s

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photo, kate shippen roosevelt, kate and sisters on beach, noel geer, feb. 2015

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Two

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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And just as I thought I had said my farewell to the illusive Kate Shippen Roosevelt, I was about to make her acquaintance again. Little

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Sidney

Grantchester – Vicar Sidney Chambers
Delivers Sermons and Solves Murders

Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Sidney Chambers answered God’s call and became a vicar assigned to a parish in Grantchester, an idyllic British village where bad things are not supposed

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