After the President’s death Fala went to live with the Eleanor Roosevelt at her home Val-Kill. The two became inseparable companions.
In her book, On My Own, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote of Fala:"It was Fala, my husband's little dog, who never really readjusted. Once, in 1945, when General Eisenhower came to lay a wreath on Franklin's grave, the gates of the regular driveway were opened and his automobile approached the house accompanied by the wailing of the sirens of a police escort. When Fala heard the sirens, his legs straightened out, his ears pricked up and I knew that he expected to see his master coming down the drive…
The True Story of The Coolest Dog the White House Has Ever Seen
(And his trusty sidekick, the 32nd U.S. President.) In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt received an early Christmas president of a Scottish Terrier puppy. The President named him after his own Scottish ancestor, John Murray, aka ‘Murray the Outlaw of Falahill’. Fala, as he was nicknamed, was so cute that White House staff couldn’t resist …
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Inaugural Gown
Slate-blue silk crepe evening gown designed by Sally Milgrim for the 1933 inaugural ball. Embroidered with a leaf-and-flower design in gold thread, it featured detachable long sleeves (not displayed). The belt buckle and shoulder clips are made of rhinestone and moonstone.
America’s First Ladies, #32 - Eleanor Roosevelt | Ancestral Findings
Eleanor Roosevelt was more than just the 32nd First Lady of the United States. She was a force of nature. From her hard childhood to the unconventional nature of her relationship with her husband, Eleanor re-defined what it meant to be First Lady. Here is her story.