Grace Goodhue Coolidge was the wife of our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, aka "Silent Cal".
Grace Coolidge was an interesting woman. She was college educated and taught at the Clarke School for the Deaf before her marriage. I like any woman who had such an outgoing personality that she was nicknamed "Sunshine" by the Secret Service. Grace was also known for her sewing, crocheting and knitting skills.
"Every girl should be taught to sew, not merely for the sake of making something but as an accomplishment which may prove a stabilizer in time of perplexity or distress." she once wrote. "Many a time when I have needed to hold myself firmly, I have taken my needle, it might be a sewing needle, some knitting needles, or a crochet hook; whatever its form or purpose it often proved to be as the needle of the compass, keeping me to the course.
After her son passed in 1924, she comforted herself by crocheting a coverlet for the Lincoln bed in the White House: