08 June 2008

Entry for November 27, 2007

Entry for November 27, 2007

On this day in 1911, Elizabeth Jaffray, a White House housekeeper, writes in her diary about a conversation she’d had with President William Howard Taft and his wife about the commander in chief’s ever-expanding waistline. Ms Jaffray was, in her own small way, a controversial figure. She was the first female housekeeper at the White House; previously there were male "stewards." You can visit this site to read a short article about Ms Jaffray. To learn more about President Taft's health, go here . (Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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