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This week the White House flag was run up to full staff. The official period of mourning for Franklin Roosevelt was over, and Harry S. Truman had ended his first month as President. He also had moved across the street from Blair House, and the White House began to reflect the easy informality of the brisk Mid-westerner's family life.

Bess Truman had found the living quarters freshened up by painters and carpenters. On moving day there was little commotion. Daughter Mary Margaret's piano was hoisted to the second-floor living room, but most of the Truman furniture had been sent ta...

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