"At a time when being a good housekeeper was considered the highest compliment a woman could receive, Caroline Harrison excelled in HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT. Even though she never had to wash a dish or polish a spoon in the White House, she knew exactly what needed to be done, and saw to it that the President’s house not only ran smoothly, but positively sparkled. Nothing escaped her “white glove.” Today’s White House employs a large professional housekeeping staff, but it still falls to the First Lady to oversee that department. Carrie was the best of the lot. By a lot."