President George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon was far more elegant than Lincoln. Although orphaned early in life, Washington was home-schooled by tutors, then worked at various jobs until he found a home in the military. His best personal decision was marrying the rich widow, Martha Custis.
While managing his own estate and those of his wife and step-children, he became one of the wealthiest men in the state. His enterprises included farming and a distillery. In spite of his wealth, Washington spent many years in service to his country – first, as a soldier in the French and Indian Wars, in the politics of the Virginia colony, as Commander of the Continental Army, and then as President of the United States. Washington was both wise and patriotic.
In my opinion, his greatest act of patriotism was refusing a third term as President of the United States. The United States could have become a monarchy with George as its first king.
Lincoln’s family wasn’t wealthy. He was born in 1809 in Hardin Co, Kentucky in a log cabin like the one above. (Another vintage postcard.) No running water, indoor toilets, or electricity (Electric lights weren’t invented yet.) for this future president. He studied by candlelight at night from borrowed books after a hard day’s work. His education was won hard, but it carried him far. Next post, a more elegant Presidential home. Rita Bay
LOVE this vintage card of President Lincoln – very appropriate for President’s Day. Found ANOTHER stash of vintage postcards when family downsized. All are scanned and ready to share. Up later this week – some Presidential homes – part of a set from the 1930s.
Another Vintage Card from the Family’s Hoard!
Lots going on today. I’m blogging at Dawn’s Reading Nook about my first plunge into writing an erotic romance – Gods & Goddesses in an Erotic Romance Series – OH MY! Her Teddy Bare – an installment in Carnal Passion’s Aphrodite’s Island Series—is a light BDSM with a chuckle. Click HERE to check out my blog at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog.
ALSO, I’ve posted my interview on The Next Big Thing Blog Hop at my group blog, Southern Sizzle Romance. Check it out HERE. Thanks to Celia Breslin for tagging me.
Below I’m sharing a vintage postcard from my ancestor’s stash. The vintage cards this week date from 1907 -1909 and feature water scenes from Mobile, AL – my home town and the location for my first contemporary military romance from Secret Cravings, Search & Rescue.
Tomorrow, More About Mullets. Rita Bay
Happy Vintage Valentine Day! This vintage postcard is out of my ancestor’s stash from 1905 – 1915. To view another vintage card at Southern Sizzle Romance, click here. Tomorrow, More Tut Rita Bay
Branding Cattle Out West
Tomorrow: The Grand Canyon Rita Bay
The Casino at Long Beach Resort, Panama City, Florida
Tomorrow: The First Gold Rush Rita Bay