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TO THE OLD COLONIAL HOMES OF
In royal beauty, with their columned strength,
These grand old homes our honored fathers built—
Their carven stairs the tread of tiny feet
Have hallowed—baby feet they've upward led;
Their stately rooms are rich in echoes sweet
Long may these dear colonial homes endure;
Virginia's hallowed homes, wherein she rears
Her noble, loyal sons, who know no fears.
Long may their stately portals wide be held
To welcome to their hospitable halls
Rest, peace and joy to find within their walls.
Lucy Peeston Beale, Assistant Hostess to Mrs. Swanson. Buchanan, Virginia.
MRS. CLAUDE A. SWANSON
Hostess of the Virginia Building
To Mrs. Swanson—Most fit dispenser of the hospitality of the Old Dominion, and perfect type of her fair and lovely women.
In the language of Mrs. Donald McLean, "The most accomplished hostess in America."
To Mrs. Swanson—Governor of Virginia! For all Virginians echo the sentiment of her gallant husband when he says: "The women rule in Virginia. Mrs. Swanson is Governor of Virginia."
JtTLIa WYATT BULLABd.