HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Saturday, July 27, 2013

FDR'S LITTLE WHITE HOUSE

WHO KNEW????

I had seen many pictures over the years, but I had never realized that FDR'S LITTLE WHITE HOUSE AND THE BLH WERE TWINS!!!!

BUCKET LIST HOUSE

 
FDR'S  LITTLE WHITE HOUSE
in
WARM SPRINGS, GEORGIA


We had a fun day with Maggie!  Decided to do a History Day trip!  Headed South to Warm Springs, Georgia where FDR built a  " Little White House" in Warm Springs, Georgia.  The springs were a great help for  him to  treat his Polio !    He constructed a huge  spa in the town for everyone to use for therapy.  For years I have heard about this site.  Never planned a trip,  until we were looking for something to do with Maggie!

Took lots of "tourist"  pictures!  The "museum" is very well maintained and very worth the trip.  I learned a lot about FDR, his life,  and the period, that I didn't know, plus a better appreciation for Eleanor, his wife.  The guides were extremely informed and answered all questions!!!






The Museum had two very interesting motor vehicles.  One, a typical Roadster from 1940.  I more or less imagined my childhood heroine, Nancy Drew, driving around in it!

 The other was the actual car that FDR converted/engineered so he could drive it!  His Polio left him paralyzed from the waist down.
The dwelling itself (The Little White House)   is very rustic inside!   No Designer touch here for sure!   No one,  today, would ever imagine a President to stay here!

We went through a Guest House and Servant Quarters before entering his home.

 When you enter through the front door,  you see straight through to a Rear Terrace.....Does that seem familiar?
And...it's a semi circle Terrace!

The inside was very dark, so the pictures are hard to see details.  Sorry about that.
 


Kitchen and Pantry
on the right of the Entry Hall


I imagine that flooring is a form of linoleum....no exotic tile or wood here!


 The Center Hall leads you directly into the Living Room on the Right, Dining Room on the Left and the Terrace in the Rear

Living Room
 Dining Room


FDR'S BEDROOM
One Twin Bed
AND
BATH
(Notice the "raised" toilet)
Actual Toilet Paper ...preserved

Eleanore's Bedroom
Two Twin Beds



The Easel where the Last Portrait was being painted.  He died before it was finished.
Half  Finished Portrait


Marine Sentry "Security" behind the house



 On the drive South, we drove through the REAL......WOODBURY

That was a Bonus ....Maggie is following the Series,  The Walking Dead.  We have taken her to Senoia where a lot of filming is done for the fictional Woodbury!!!  This is the real McCoy!!

We still had about an hour to "kill" so where to go???

LINDA.....We Went to the Sock Shoppe!!!





Ended our day at 6th Street Pier.   Maggie's favorite place to dine here  (except for Gramp's cooking at the BLH)....



 Next visit we have planned.....  dinner at Frank's Mill!
  Steve and I returned there this week and had the BEST meal we have had in YEARS!!! 
 Celebrating #54!!!  Can't believe it!
 The Prime Rib was OUTSTANDING.....ALL 18 OZ.!!! 

 I ate it all!!!

Patty