Robertson County




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TXGenWeb Robertson County Books & Master's Theses

T H E   N A T I O N A L   H O T E L

By Ruth Rucker Lemming
1982, Eakin Publishers

Used with permission of Jean Willette Lemming Chaney, Ruth Rucker Lemming's daughter. These electronic pages may not be reproduced in any format by other organizations or individuals. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material must obtain the written consent of Jean Willette Lemming Chaney or contact Jane Keppler , Robertson County TXGenWeb coordinator.

This book was lovingly typed by volunteer Jo Ella Snider Parker,
whose first job out of high school was working at Franklin's National Hotel.

Table Of Contents

Chapter I "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" -- Alfred Lord Tennyson
With Emphasis on Minnie Lee Holton Weeden Rucker Called Mrs. Minnie Rucker, Minnie, or Mama
Chapter II "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter" -- John Keats
With Emphasis on Jimmie Weeden Garrett Smith Called Mrs. Jimmie Smith, Jimmie, or Miss Jim
Chapter III "I am the master of my fate" -- William Ernest Henly
With Emphasis on Robert Lee Rucker Called Robert or Bob
Chapter IV "To tell sad stories of my own mishaps" -- William Shakespeare
With Emphasis on Verna Ruth Rucker Lemming Called Ruth or Aunt Ruth
Chapter V "I'm off to see -- " -- Judy Garland
The Wizard of Management - With Emphasis on Constance Merle Garrett Galloway
The Wizard of Nursing - With Emphasis on Frances Payne Garrett Williams Called Frances
The Wizard of Loveliness - With Emphasis on Minnie Abbey Rucker Cole Called Minnie
The Wizard of Flowers - With Emphasis on Robert Henry Rucker Called Robert
The Wizard of Math - With Emphasis on Jean Willette Lemming Called Jean
Chapter VI "In some time, his good time, I shall arrive" -- Robert Browning
With Emphasis on Minnie Holton Weeden Rucker Called Mrs. Minnie Rucker, Minnie, or Mama



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