It has been just three weeks writing this blog and entering a poem a day from an unpublished book. It has been exciting and appreciated to see responses from friends and new friends. FreshPress itself picked several blogs to feature. Early success puts pressure on the writer to keep building an audience. Thanks.
The White House received a bust of activist Susan B. Anthony during the Nixon Administration. Barbara Franklin, in a c-SPAN interview, told how several women’s groups went together to commission and donate a copy.
Before Mrs. Pat Nixon could schedule the time to accept the gift, the bust remained in Ms. Franklin’s office closet. It was not clear how long the bust remained there.
A mystery developed when the bust would slip out in the ‘dead of night’ to appear in the office of a staffer who had been insensitive to women’s concerns. It finally was presented to Mrs. Nixon. During the Nixon term, the bust was placed at the entrance to the East Wing.
Where is Susan B. Anthony’s bust now? Is she still wandering into offices in the night? Or is she back in the closet? Who would know?