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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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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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Woman Around Town: Jennifer Sheehan Has a Calling

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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The little brown-haired daughter born to Jan and Diane Sheehan almost arrived performing. At 2 ½ she could credibly manage “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” “in



Sally Standford: San Francisco’s Most Famous Madam

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
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Planning a trip to San Francisco? After seeing usual sites, (read our story in Living Around), seek out something unusual. Sally Stanford, the city’s most


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