Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman, Victor Juhasz

By Leslie Kimmelman, Victor Juhasz

In June of 1939, the U.S. performed host to 2 very specific site visitors. British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth have been coming to the US. because it was once the 1st stopover at ever via reigning British royalty, it used to be an opportunity for the US to construct a much better dating with the British, specifically in these hard occasions. at the family part, many folks did not have jobs, housing, or meals. the world over, Adolf Hitler, Germany's chief, used to be threatening the nations round him and conflict loomed at the horizon. yet First woman Eleanor Roosevelt observed the stopover at as a chance for the USA to put aside its cares for some time and expand a hot welcome and hand of friendship to the royal site visitors. As a part of the festivities, Eleanor hosts an all-American picnic that incorporates sizzling canines, a menu merchandise that shocks a few humans.

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The president died before the war was over. Eleanor would later take the trip alone. National Fifty years had passed, and an anniversary picnic was being held at Hyde Park. The children who’d been guests at the 1939 picnic were much older now, and some of them returned to eat and share memories. ” And what do you think was on the anniversary picnic menu? Why, it was exactly the same — right down to the hot diggity dogs! Author’s Note The 1939 royal visit and the picnic at Hyde Park are true events, though, of course, different people remember details differently.

The friendship that developed between the two couples helped lay the groundwork for the close cooperation of their countries during the long war years and a friendship with the United States that continues to this day.

The queen and king reacted to the hot dogs just as written. Franklin Roosevelt was a remarkable man. He became the thirty-second president of the United States in 1933, during the Great Depression —a time when millions of Americans were out of work and desperately trying to scrape together enough money to live on. He continued as president during World War II, seeing the country most of the way to victory. He died in office shortly before the end of the war. What made his accomplishments even more extraordinary was that he had been stricken with polio as a young man and was mostly confined to a wheelchair.

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