Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tea, anyone? --- Day 3/128

Walk: The Mindful Body
Distance: 10 Blocks and teach yoga class

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John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Waldorf Astor, 1908-09, @3' x 5', o/c

Mrs. Waldorf Astor, or Nancy Viscountess Astor, nee Nancy Langhorne.  Don't you just love that name?!  Anyway, Ciwt does along with her, of course, privileged life.  Among other things, she was the first woman Member of Parliament.  And that famous exchange between her and Winston Churchill really did happen during a weekend house party at Blenheim Castle in the early 1930's:

Lady Astor:  Sir Winston, if I were married to you, I would put poison in your tea.
Winston Churchill:  Lady Astor, if I were married to you, I would drink it.

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