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Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
01-14-2013, 01:52 PM
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Yes. In 1799 Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her friend, Elizabeth Shaw Peabody. She included the above-mentioned-quote in the letter.
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01-15-2013, 09:32 AM
Post: #17
RE: New Topic - Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
Here is a photo of a First Lady and her pet raccoon. Who is she?

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01-15-2013, 09:56 AM
Post: #18
RE: New Topic - Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
Grace Coolidge?

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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01-15-2013, 10:05 AM
Post: #19
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That question did not last long - you are correct, Rob. The raccoon was named Rebecca.
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01-15-2013, 10:58 AM
Post: #20
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I'm still wondering if we know why Mrs. Tuuman had a strong dislike of Lincoln. There must be a story there!

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01-15-2013, 11:34 AM
Post: #21
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She was from the guerilla war area of Missouri, where Quantrill's raiders and Jesse James operated.

The Union army was not to kind to southern sympathisers in this area.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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01-15-2013, 11:41 AM
Post: #22
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Okay. Well, that's understandable!

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01-15-2013, 09:45 PM
Post: #23
RE: New Topic - Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
Which president established the first United States National Park?

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01-15-2013, 11:04 PM
Post: #24
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Was it Theodore Roosevelt?
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01-16-2013, 07:36 AM
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US Grant
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01-16-2013, 07:51 AM
Post: #26
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Bill got it. It was Grant. I would have said Teddy Roosevelt myself, but Grant signed the legislation in 1872 that made Yellowstone the first.

Bill wins a free pass to agree with me on the topic of his choice with no comment from me. Smile

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01-16-2013, 08:37 AM
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Be still my heart! Thanks, Rob!!
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01-16-2013, 09:14 AM
Post: #28
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It was said that this dog was known for his habit of lying motionless for hours with one eye closed and the other one open. Which president owned the dog?

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01-16-2013, 01:55 PM
Post: #29
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Hint #1: This sketch of the president's dog first appeared in Frank Leslie's newspaper.
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01-16-2013, 04:20 PM
Post: #30
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Hint #2: In most presidential ratings' polls I've seen this president is usually rated quite low.
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