By Mary N. DiZazzo

An Experience of A Lifetime ...the Inauguration of our 45th President

Ciao bella,

Post Gazette’s Mary DiZazzo-Trumbull and Dan Hausle from Channel 7 News
Beauty is everywhere as I always say! And celebrating President Donald J. Trump’s victory day was a beautiful day.

We arrived at Jet Blue, my fav airline, from Boston to Washington, D.C. for fi ve nights of celebration. First up, at the airport David and I became instant 15 minute celebrities as Dan Hausle from our very own Channel 7 interviewed us as New Englanders going to D.C. to participate in the Inauguration festivities! I put the word out on social media ... someone record this please! Thank you Phil and Claudia! Cabanaland friends that I can’t wait to party with come spring ... will it ever get here? Anyway we were on the news several times for two days. I say “hello” to Dan every night when the Six O’clock news comes on!

For Inauguration we wore our best duds! From my new Needless Markup’s red chandelier earrings, black velvet, fur stole to a fabulous Presidential tie I bought David celebrating another President elect. The champagne flowed!

Washington D.C. is a marvelous place. So much rich history. We stayed at our club, The University Club, just steps from The White House. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. The renovated room we had was spanking new and comfortable. On our arrival we were handed a University Club “Welcome” bag which included a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and all sorts of thoughtful goodies.

During our stay in D.C. we visited Martin’s Tavern in Georgetown. Most famous for JFK’s proposal to Jackie! Every table had a politician story of who dined there. The food and entertainment were remarkable!

We also had the pleasure of visiting The Basilica of The National Shrine. Homage to The Immaculate Conception of Mary. Each country had its own Chapel and shrine of Mary with outstanding mosaic work. A modernized version of sculpture and art for the 21st century. Simply wonderful!

Inauguration Day was finally here! The people (the Deplorables) we celebrated with were singing and shouting with glee. We were all so happy and proud. The event touched our hearts. I must mention First Lady Melania Trump’s stunning blue outfit with matching gloves and shoes. She certainly did emulate Jackie Kennedy’s class and sophistication.

I wish this new administration the blessings they will need to overcome the disagreeable ones and to enlighten our country in a positive direction.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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