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1889: What the White House
Easter Egg Roll Looked Like

National Journal, by Brian Resnick

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/20/2014 5:53:47 AM

President Benjamin Harrison had a crisis. A child had let go of a balloon in the White House, during the Easter Egg roll on April 22, 1889. And we all know how hard it can be to get a balloon down from the corner of a ceiling, lest deal with the child suddenly stripped of a most prized and buoyant plaything. The guests noticed. "Here it remained during the afternoon, and was subject of universal comment as to the best means to be resorted to in order to get it down again," a Washington Post reporter wrote of the day´s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/20/2014 8:46:03 AM     (No. 9817616)

Delightful, thanks for posting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: anonymous, 4/20/2014 9:25:56 AM     (No. 9817649)

A wonderful article. You can sense the joy and movement in a couple of the photos. The faces are much like the faces of today but the clothes and hair are so different. There was a sense of decorum back then, especially amongst women.

We came from them. We are here today because of them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 4/20/2014 9:39:19 AM     (No. 9817657)

Come on! We all know Mrs Harrison was making the kiddies do yoga and Zumba!

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