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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Old-fashionwd president: Harry Truman

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From: "Maureen Bauhof" <>
Date: Feb 24, 2016 11:37 AM
Subject: Interesting - About Harry Truman
To: "Maureen Bauhof" <>






We will never see this again.



Thought you'd enjoy this!
It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read.

They won't believe this happened, but it DID.


Harry & Bess
(This seems unreal.)

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.


The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.


When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.


After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.


When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."


Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."


As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.


Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.


Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!


I say dig him up and clone him!


If you agree, forward it. If you don't, delete it. I don't want to know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.


Enjoy life NOW! -- it has an expiration date!











Friday, February 19, 2016

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: 97 Years Ago: “An Alienist Will Charge You $5,000 to Tell You If You’re Crazy; Go to the Cubist Show and You’ll Be Sure of It for a Quarter,” Evening World Feb. 22, 1913

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97 Years Ago: “An Alienist Will Charge You $5,000 to Tell You If You’re Crazy; Go to the Cubist Show and You’ll Be Sure of It for a Quarter,” Evening World Feb. 22, 1913

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Grove St. School, Spencer, MA 1933 GRADES 3-4

Photobucket This photo has faded pretty badly as most sepia over 80 years old have. I'll try photoshopping a little contrast into it, and you may feel free to right click and save this image to your own photo editing app.