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Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
08-26-2017, 11:46 AM
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Unfortunately, Joe, I'm afraid that there are a good number of our current protesters who feel that fighting for one's country and beliefs is ridiculous also. Sometimes, I wonder if they even know what their beliefs and causes are -- and, other than marching and rioting, what their plans are for solving our problems. I believe in constructive actions, not destructive ones.
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09-15-2017, 11:10 AM
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As a member of the White House Historical Association, I wanted to share this question from the White House Trivia Challenge the Washington Nationals do in the 6th inning of home games. I was at the game Wednesday for $1 Hot Dogs and did not know this trivia bit:

Why did LBJ have the cork floor in the Oval Office replaced with a linoleum floor?

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09-15-2017, 11:18 AM
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Wild guess - it was Lady Bird's idea and she requested it (?)
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09-15-2017, 11:58 AM
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LBJ had it replaced because the cork had been ruined by Eisenhower's golf shoes with spikes.
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09-15-2017, 02:34 PM
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Correct!

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09-15-2017, 05:49 PM
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(09-15-2017 11:58 AM)L Verge Wrote:  LBJ had it replaced because the cork had been ruined by Eisenhower's golf shoes with spikes.
So spIKE is the true background of Ike...
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09-15-2017, 08:08 PM
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(09-15-2017 05:49 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  
(09-15-2017 11:58 AM)L Verge Wrote:  LBJ had it replaced because the cork had been ruined by Eisenhower's golf shoes with spikes.
So spIKE is the true background of Ike...

Wow - great comment, Eva!
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