“Don’t give them any of that prissy stuff." 7 stories about Mamie Eisenhower: When Mamie observed that her granddaughter-in-law, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, was timidly waving to the crowd during the parade for President Nixon’s second inauguration, she offered the following advice: "Don’t give them any of that prissy stuff. Give them a big wave. Really say hello.” Rather than discarding a blue gown, Mamie gave it to Gettysburg College. Female students wore it to different events held at the sc
Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888. | It is said that Dwight D. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower was a woman of color. Eisenhower's maternal grandfather carried the surname of Link, there being only two Links families in the Virginia town they originated in ~ a black one and a white one. Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links, a fact washed away in time.