JFK in an open Studebaker on State Street in Ann Arbor – Oct. 1960
happy president’s day to one of my favorites
whose words still ring true
hoping we are relatives somewhere down the line
“democracy is never a final achievement. it is a call to an untiring effort.”
-john f. kennedy
credit: photo from the (Bentley Historical Society)
and the counting continues…..
“there’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done.”
“without debate, without criticism
no administration and no country can succeed
and no republic can survive.”
― john f. kennedy
photo credit: national archives
“if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-john quincy adams (U.S. president 1825-1829)
on presidents’ day.
image credit: attackofthecute.com
“history is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities.”
john f. kennedy’s campaign appearance
at the train station
1960 ann arbor michigan
(with tom payne, patrick mcnamara, governor swainson, soapy williams)
on this day of the first debate
by the candidates for the u.s. presidency
back to the past
ahead to the future
hope for the truth
“a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood
in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”
– john f. kennedy
credits: ali van den broek, ann arbor townies, ann arbor archives
i went to the official opening
of the local headquarters
my choice of candidates
for the office of
president of the united states of america.
when i pulled into the parking lot
there was not a space to be had
there was a torrential downpour of rain
yet people of all ages
pouring out of the door
once i walked into the room
so much enthusiasm
so full of hope
it was overwhelming
i’m excited to say that
tomorrow i’ll begin helping them
to try to make it all happen in november.
“act as if what you do makes a difference. it does.”
image credit: googleimages
here’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever read about our 10th president:
john tyler was born in 1790.
he took office in 1841, after william henry harrison died.
and he has two living grandchildren.
their dad was tyler’s son.
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
the tyler men have a habit of having kids very late in life.
lyon gardiner tyler, one of president tyler’s 15 kids, was born in 1853.
he fathered lyon gardiner tyler jr. in 1924, and harrison ruffin tyler in 1928.
harrison tyler has been interviewed in the last few years for new york magazine.
lyon tyler spoke to the daughters of the american revolution a while back.
it’s all in the math.
his living legacy continues.
credits: j.english, mentalflossmagazine, google images