Dwight David Eisenhower married Mamie Geneva Doud on July 1, 1916 in Denver, Colorado. Together they achieved the American Dream and cemented their names in American history. The 19-year-old pianist married the 25-year-old West Point graduate after meeting in San Antonio, Texas and enjoying a short courtship.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Ike,” with Mamie at his side moved upward through the ranks of the military, became a Five Star General, served as President at Columbia University, all before campaigning for the office of President of the United States.
On the campaign trail Ike would introduce Mrs. Eisenhower as “my Mamie.” Together they moved into the White House. Ike and Mamie were both well liked and admired by many which contributed to their success of capturing the American Dream.
Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge
4 1/2 cups sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 tall can evaporated milk
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits
12 ounces German-sweet chocolate
1 pint marshmallow cream
2 cups nutmeats
Boil the sugar, salt, butter, evaporated milk together for six minutes.
Put chocolate bits and German chocolate, marshmallow cream and nutmeats in a bowl.
Pour the boiling syrup over the ingredients. Beat until chocolate is all melted, then pour
in pan. Let stand a few hours before cutting.
Remember it is better the second day. Store in tin box