(Note on FDR: FDR died in Warm Springs, GA, His body was transported to DC via Train. That train passed thru Belmont, NC when Sherry was a kid. She and her family were among the mourners as the train passed thru.)
That said I sat here and counted the presidents I have known in my life time. I have been around for 19 inaugurations. From our 32nd President FDR to our 45th President Donald Trump.
In our travels, Sherry and I have visited many presidents homes that are set aside as monuments to that president. Some elaborate some very common. The last home we visited I blogged about. Friends Joan and Dan Doughton took us to Buchanan's home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and paid our way in. I really enjoyed it. Each president is remembered for something unique. I was struck with this line Buchanan used to Lincoln as they were headed for the inauguration he is quoted as saying, " Sir, if you are as happy entering this office as I am leaving it, YOU SIR ARE ONE HAPPY MAN!"
Buchanan was a lifelong bachelor. His first lady was his niece Harriet Rebecca Lane. (One of 13 ladies who served as first lady who was not the president’s wife.) I do remember somethings from those visits, but forget my name. LOL
These figures are close, I have voted 16 times. I have picked 8 losers and 8 winners so I guess I break even. I have not always voted along party lines.
Tonight I looked back at presidents, many died between the ages of 55-65. Do you notice hair? Most folks leaving office if they had dark hair upon entering, have gray hair upon leaving. Says something about the job, doesn't it?
We have a new president, I wish him well. Can he do what he promised? I doubt it. Has any president EVER been able to live up to his campaign promises? WE WILL SEE, won't we?