I am sorry that I over-reacted to your request for THE QUEEN'S ROOM at the White House. Here I was, imagining you wanting to re-paper the walls in your favorite "Lady Godiva" wallpaper, and hang your seashell mobiles from the ceiling, when I'm sure you meant nothing of the sort. As I'm sure you know, THE QUEEN'S ROOM has been a sore subject in the White House for centuries. Jaws dropped when Jackie-O tried moving in, it was such a scandal that no one tried it again until 1992, when 8 year old Chelsea Clinton gave it a go against her parents knowledge. After an intensive restoration process, Chelsea's enormous crayon portraits of her cat "Socks" playing poker were but a fading memory that the Clinton's would like to forget. Chelsea was grounded in her East Bedroom for quite some time, and a lock was installed on THE QUEEN'S ROOM door. Gone, forever, was Chelsea's dreams of being a great artist, how devastating!
It was very sweet of you to suggest that you instead take the Vermeil room, next to Chew-mee's China room. I know you weren't aware of the Clinton fiasco that make THE QUEEN'S ROOM a very delicate subject, and speaking on behalf of the Clintons, this is a door that they would rather not open!
This brings me to another delicate matter. Chew-mee. We all love Chew-mee, but I'm not suggesting you room next to him/her. Chew-mee's eel dancing can get more than a little out-of-hand, and heaven knows s/he can paaarty all night long. The company Chew-mee keeps may not be the sort that you will feel comfortable sleeping near without body guards and dead bolts. Whomever takes the Vermeil room needs to have a fondness for eel dancing, Red Bull Sake bombers, prostitutes and drug-addicted street people. Oh, and did I mention the unbearable stench of rotting eels? I think you would vastly prefer being tucked in by Mother Eagle to being barricaded into the Vermeil room!
On this note, Jeanne, I hope you consider the East Bedroom, Chelsea's old bed room.
Located close to the Master Bedroom, the Clinton's are used to padding over late at night and peeking in. They did it for Chelsea, I'm sure they will do the same for you.
I too will be on this floor, as well as Louise. We would enjoy your company, and I think you would find the peace and quiet you seek.
We will also put you in charge of the key to THE QUEEN'S ROOM, so that you might tottle over once and a while and experience the joys of Royalty.
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