I cooked at the White House for Easter last year with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there and they were really charming it was great.
I put the copy of 'A Christmas Carol' that my grandfather had first read to me 60 years ago on my desk and I began to write. The result for better or for worse is the 'Christmas Spirits.' I plan to read it to my grandson.
My father died when I was young and I was raised by my grandmother Emma Klonjlaleh Brown. We could afford to eat chicken just once a year on Christmas.
My grandson sees me as Lois on TV every Christmas and that scores me points.
Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply If you expect grand things and work honestly for them they will come to you your supply will correspond with your expectation.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group there was much less competition.
If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren it will be women who make it so.
For any of us in this room today let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in our grandmothers lived in where career choices for women were so limited.
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour!
The wedding ring on my left hand was bought by my grandfather Samuel Miliband in Brussels in 1920. I never knew him as he died when I was one. But his ring was kept by my aunt until it was placed on my finger by my wife Louise 32 years later.
My grandfather was a general in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force during World War II and I grew up hearing the pilot stories and seeing pictures of him in uniform.
When my grandfather died I started adopting some of his accents to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero and he was really great with his hands.
I love the simplicity the ingredients the culture the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did using fresh ingredients and what is available in season.
You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.
I've three children three grandchildren I work I travel and I'm very happily married. I'm very satisfied and happy with my life and there really isn't anything I want.
A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur and dreaming is nursed in darkness.
I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children my grandchildren and of course with my wife.
My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology my other grandfather was a lawyer and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
We're in this transition period of figuring out how to deal with all the new technology that is out there but television still proves to be the granddaddy of them all.
All this technology for connection and what we really only know more about is how anonymous we are in the grand scheme of things.
As children many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
I have a grandson who is 20. He's a computer guy. I'm worried that he can't communicate without his machine. They have no personal contact with people. That's the bad part of technology.
Both my grandmothers had upright pianos and I just knew how to play since I was a child. Nobody taught me. I sounded like a grown-up and then I learned how to read music. I played so well by ear I could fool the teacher to believe I could play the notes. She'd make the mistake of playing the song once and I could play it.