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Focus on Concerns for Women, formerly
Houston Financial Council for Women, was
founded in 1974 to advance financial
awareness in women and to encourage,
support and organize educational
activities that promote financial
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Luncheon and Program
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:30
Italian Restaurant, 415 Westheimer Road,
Suite 106, Houston, TX 77006 713-527-0609
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The First Ladies of the
United States of America and Their Cookies (continued)
JACQUELINE KENNEDYFrom Laura Bush’s book, The First Ladies of The United States of America,
two previous HFCW meeting programs have allowed us into the lives of Martha
Washington, Abigail Adams, Mary Lincoln, Dolly Madison, Elizabeth “Bess” Truman,
Eleanor Roosevelt, and Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson.
For January, we will look deeper into the world of Jacqueline Kennedy. Laura
says that more than any other First Lady, Jackie turned the White House into a
place of culture and elegance.
We will explore Jackie’s life as a child with her parents, John and Janet
Bouvier. It is interesting that her relationship with her father parallels her
relationship with John F. Kennedy. We will also delve into her family life with
her stepfather, Hugh Auchincloss. Next to be revealed is Jackie’s interesting
life as a schoolgirl and then as a career woman. Of course, we will look into
her courtship and marriage to JFK as well as her years as First lady.
Lastly, we will examine Jackie’s life after Camelot and her marriage to
Aristotle Onassis at which time she became known as Jackie O. The program will
conclude with a tasting of another Presidential cookie. This meeting will offer
the delight of exploring the life of this fascinating First Lady.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Carolyn Tucker Myers and her family
moved to a suburb of Detroit, Michigan where her father worked for General
Motors. After five years of snow and ice, the family moved south. Texas was
chosen because of Carolyn’s uncle in Dallas and friends in Houston. In 1951 her
father opened a hardware store in Pasadena where both parents worked.
Carolyn graduated from Pasadena High School in 1955 and the University of Texas,
Austin, in 1959, and married shortly thereafter. Her husband was in the Air
Force stationed in Morocco, and after spending two years overseas, the couple
returned to Coleman, in central West Texas where Carolyn taught elementary
school for six years.
In 1977, Carolyn moved back home to Pasadena with her son, and joined the family
business. After the death of her parents and 60 years later, Tucker Hardware was
closed in 2011 thus closing a chapter in the Tucker family's history.
Carolyn’s interest in Presidential Libraries was sparked when she and her mother
attended the hardware market in Atlanta, Georgia. They stayed an extra day to
sightsee and toured the library of President James E. “Jimmy” Carter. At this
time, her mother began a collection of Presidential plates which Carolyn now
proudly possesses. Carolyn has continued the tradition by visiting more
presidential libraries. She has traveled to see the libraries of John F.
Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.