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Monday, January 20, 2014
MEDIA MONDAY / AMERICA’S FIRST MEDIA DARLING
Princess Alice, the President's daughter
"If you haven't got anything
good to say about anybody, come sit next to me."
Roosevelt Longworth, eldest daughter of Alice and Theodore Roosevelt.
Reportedly, the quote was embroidered on a pillow in Alice’s parlor.
Alice Lee Roosevelt
Longworth was the oldest child of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the
United States, who grew up to be an intelligent, witty and beautiful woman. Her mother, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt died
two days after her birth.From an early
age—surrounded by wealth and political clout, Longworth led an unconventional
and controversial life.The media of her
day called her “the other Washington Monument”and “Princess Alice.” Her father
was quoted as saying:
“I can control the affairs of state, or I can
control Alice.I cannot possibly do
Other Alice Quotes:
--He [Calvin Coolidge] looks as though he's been
weaned on a pickle.
--My father always wanted to be the corpse at every
the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.
--My specialty is detached malevolence.
--You can't make a soufflé rise twice.
--I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty.
Empty what's full.
Scratch where it itches.
--I've always believed in the adage that the secret
of eternal youth