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Out, damned spot! out, I say!…

(R)D is not typically given to straightforward advice (however much your corespondent would love to believe his missives edifying).  But occasionally something surfaces that is so helpful, it demands to be shared…  So, from Susan Taylor and the University of Illinois Extension, Stain Solutions.

Spilled it on your shirt?  Got it on your pants?  Just type it into the search window, and up pops the removal remedy.  Amazing.

As we approach sauces and dyes with more confidence, we might recall that it was on this date in 1878 that President Rutherford B. Hayes hosted the first White House Easter Egg Roll.  The event had previously been held on the grounds of the Capital; but Congress (in an unaccustomed fit of fiscal responsibility) stopped the practice for want of an adequate maintenance and landscaping budget.  Hayes was asked if children could hold the activities on the South Lawn of the White House and enthusiastically agreed. The event has been held there ever since.

Easter egg roll during Grover Cleveland’s presidency. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated
, April 23, 1887 (source)

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