12/19/2020 04:42:36 pm
Merry Christmas, all. Thanks for sharing these stories - and recipes. I liked the Jackson story, particularly since a popular expression today is "And that's why we can't have nice things". The expression may have had its ancestral roots in the overrunning of the White House by the drunken hoard. But what was really interesting is that the grounds to the "People's House" were open to "The People". Barely 50 years old, the country was still in what I would call the honeymoon phase, where the ideals (some would call it naivete) were practiced, a president allowed to intermingle with the citizens, and the inauguration was an event not open only to supporters but to all citizens (apparently). Hopefully we can someday return at least some of the way to those times.
12/20/2020 04:24:47 pm
My favorite is Teddy Roosevelt surprising and punching the bully.
12/20/2020 07:29:21 pm
Just what I would have expected from my favorite history professor!! I'm going to have to try Roosevelt's Perfect Mint Julep.
12/21/2020 08:43:48 am
Love the Roosevelt story and am thankful for the birth of the Dirty Martini!
12/23/2020 11:11:06 pm
The Teddy Roosevelt story was my favorite. You can't beat stories about the wild West, especially in Montana!
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