#46 President's Day Pondering
Celebrating the Holiday with My Birth Year President
When I was born in 1957, Eisenhower was president and there was no such thing as President's Day. When I was in grade school in the 1960's, we had Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday... until the Uniform Monday Holiday Act invited us to celebrate all presidents on one day.
So, for my own celebration today, I will focus on President Eisenhower. He is not my favorite president, but I did get to see him once. He came to Grinnell, Iowa in 1965.
I missed half a day of second grade when my mom entered the classroom and whisked me away to Grinnell College, where he was speaking. I remember so few details of this president or his speech that I am forced to use the internet today and learn about the man.
In my search for entertaining facts, I found a curious write-up, which I have shared below. Now I have much to ponder about my Birth Year Prez, who was raised by parents who were originally Mennonites... who almost had his leg amputated as a teen and who was pretty devastated when he didn't make the West Point baseball team.
HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!
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57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!