Sunday, February 17, 2013
We used to celebrate Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays separately. I really liked that, especially when I worked at the bank because we had both days off. Now the powers that decide these things have declared that we must group all the presidents into one day. Oh well!
I have never met a president, but I have a connection to a couple and I've visited the homes of others. Let's start at the beginning.
Rob and I have also been to Natural Bridge in Virginia where Washington worked as a surveyor. There's a little sign high up on the mountain showing where he was standing.
We've visited his monument in Washington, DC......
I also toured The Hermitage, the home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee.
and his son John Quincy Adams thru my maternal grandmother making me a cousin of two Presidents.
I am also related by marriage to James Madison. My Grandmother, the same one, is related to Dolly Madison, thus my claim to her husband James.