Yes, I will admit that today is my birthday. Birthday cards from across the Atlantic were packed for opening here in Washington, D.C., where we knew we’d be today. My eldest English nephew, obviously knowing me, wished me a happy birthday inside a blank card with this cover – a painting of one of Admiral Nelson’s ships:
That card is unintentionally also apt in this sense. Here in Washington, D.C., we’re showing English friends the sights:
And of course I had to take a selfie:
We also took them to a Washington Nationals baseball game. There, we saw “The Racing Presidents” – Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt:
Only in the United States, eh? 😉
I have also indulged myself in some other history that is not too well known.
Frances Folsom was age 21 when she married President Grover Cleveland in 1886, becoming the youngest First Lady:
Youthful Frances Cleveland was a fashion trend-setter for the era:
Imagine a 21 year old First Lady today? It’s almost inconceivable.
If she had been on Instagram, she’d surely have been an “influencer.” 🙂
Lastly, I suppose no matter how old I will get, or what I do…
…I’ll always remember my mother on this day.
Have a good Tuesday, wherever you are. 🙂