Lists and More Lists

I can’t function without lists. Beside my daily to-do list, an absolute must, I prepare lists before grocery shopping, before packing for a trip, before organizing a get-together. List of guests, list of food, list of drinks…

While starting a touristic vacation, I’ll make sure I have a list of the places we have to visit. I can go on and on with my lists. Are you a list maker?

If you check the Internet, you’ll notice a list of the Most Expensive Houses and the Celebrities’ Houses, presented with pictures and captions; the Weirdest Hairdos, a hilarious list; the Worst People in History; the Best-Dressed First Ladies; the Best-Rated Universities and most expensive;…

You may enjoy reading this list of Weddings in the White House:

Eighteen White House weddings have been documented:

March 29, 1812

Lucy Payne Washington (the sister of Dolley Madison) married Thomas Todd on the State Floor, probably in the Blue Room.

March 9, 1820

Maria Hester Monroe (daughter of President and Mrs. James Monroe) married Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur (Mrs. Monroe’s nephew) on the State Floor, probably in the Blue Room.

February 25, 1828

John Adams (son of President and Mrs. John Quincy Adams) married Mary Catherine Hellen (Mrs. Adams’ niece) in the Blue Room.

April 10, 1832

Mary A. Eastin (Rachel Jackson’s niece) married Lucius J. Polk in the East Room.

November 29, 1832

Mary Anne Lewis (daughter of a close friend of President Andrew Jackson) married Alphonse Pageot in the East Room.

January 31, 1842

Elizabeth Tyler (daughter of President and Mrs. John Tyler) married William Waller in the East Room.

May 21, 1874

Nellie Grant (daughter of President and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant) married Algernon Sartoris in the East Room.

June, 1878

Emily Platt (niece of Lucy Hayes) married Russell Hastings in the Blue Room.

June 2, 1886

President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the Blue Room.

February 17, 1906

Alice Lee Roosevelt (daughter of President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt) married Nicholas Longworth in the East Room.

November 25, 1913

Jessie Woodrow Wilson (daughter of President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson) married Francis Bowes Sayre in the East Room.

May 7, 1914

Eleanor Randolph Wilson (daughter of President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson) married William Gibbs McAdoo in the Blue Room.

August 7, 1918

Alice Wilson (niece of President Woodrow Wilson) married Isaac Stuart McElroy, Jr., in the Blue Room.

July 30, 1942

Harry Hopkins (assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt) married Louise Gill Macy in the Second Floor Oval Room (then the president’s study).

December 9, 1967

Lynda Bird Johnson (daughter of President and Mrs. Johnson) married Charles Spittal Robb in the East Room.

June 12, 1971

Tricia Nixon (daughter of President and Mrs. Richard Nixon) married Edward Finch Cox in the Rose Garden.

May 28, 1994

Anthony Rodham (brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton) married Nicole Boxer in the Rose Garden.

October 19, 2013

Chief Official White House photographer Pete Souza was married to Patti Lease in the Rose Garden.

Are you a list maker?  What type of lists do you make?

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Who’s your mama?

I’m the mama because I create people and decide where they live in the real world! And every mama wants her children to have friends. And readers are our babies’ best friends.
My first baby (Naked in the Winter Wind) came to me in 2008. I wondered what would it be like if I could interact with fictional characters, something like those in Outlander? The idea (okay, obsession) wouldn’t leave, so I started writing it out, thinking that by typing it out, I would quiet the thoughts. Nope. What it did was give my thoughts fertile ground for germination, runners now able to spread to new genre territories, a forest of tales from Alaska to Australia, involving everyone from cops to kids, heat levels from sweet to saucy. I was hooked on writing, now a fertile mama to dozens of babies.
The rest, as they say, is history and a rapidly expanding backlist.
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Holiday Preparations by Mona Risk

I think we have officially started the holiday season. I saw Christmas trees in several malls and Christmas articles are already flooding the stores. Thanksgiving is next week, immediately followed by Black Friday and its incredible sales. And then we prepare for Christmas–or Hanukah– and New Year.

Personally I am very busy cooking, baking, buying presents, and publishing a new Christmas story: On Christmas Eve

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Available at Amazon

And I am also very busy promoting books.

An Unusual Christmas is free on 11-17-2016 and 11-18-2016

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Running away from Christmas celebrations and the demons of her past, Dr. Jillian has dedicated her life to saving third-world children. In a faraway country, a handsome doctor may teach her the true meaning of Christmas, with the help of a baby girl and four little boys . As Jillian and Fyodor work together for six months in his hospital, their fascination with one another shocks them both. Can attraction and love overcome guilt, duty, and a clash of cultures?

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Mona Risk is one of my favorite authors for several reasons. She knows how to pull a reader into the minds of her well-crafted characters and she also makes you want the best for them. Her work also takes me on a journey be it local or overseas. She does all of this again as she took me into Russia in her latest medical inspired romance.
Have you started your holidays’ preparations?
Are you busier now than you were last month?