A Roosevelt moment somehow overlooked by Ken Burns

“First, half a grapefruit. Cereal — Cream of Wheat. One poached egg on whole wheat toast. No bacon. And coffee, no cream, no sugar.”

— Retired headwaiter Chauncey Mann, having no trouble recalling in 1980 the breakfast ordered by Eleanor Roosevelt at the Hotel Charlotte in 1940.

The First Lady was staying overnight after a controversial speaking engagement at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C.

 

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