Two for One...Yesterday and Today
Trip Start Apr 05, 2013
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Most people know Lincoln was the 16th President of the US. If I were to ask you who the 15th President was, I would wager most people would not know. In fact it was James Buchanan. The only President from Pennsylvania. He was President in a tumultuous time in the US with the slavery question, the biggest issue. Buchanan did little to advance the cause of abolition, deferring the question to the Supreme Court. He didn't enjoy his Presidency much, and declined to run for a second term, commenting to Lincoln as Lincoln took office, he hoped Lincoln was as happy entering the Presidency as Buchanan was leaving it! Interesting comment, don't you think?
Then I was off to try to make it to Dublin, Ohio to hopefully stay with my old friend Henry Lee. I had warned him I might stop by on my way back home, but wasn't sure of the date. As soon as I knew I could make it by 7:00 pm, I called Henry to see if he wanted to get together. Yep, and stay with him. I've outlined the Henry Lee story before for you, but suffice to say he was a mentor, a colleague, a drinking buddy, but most of all a good, good friend
Relaxed at Henry's for a while and then headed to Bonefish Grill for dinner
Up at 8:00 and Henry and I went to Tim Horton's for doughnuts. Then Henry toured me around Dublin and other places on a beautiful spring morning. Muirfield Golf Course where the pros will play next weekend (Jack Nicklaus' course), the school where his son teaches, and even Hollywood Casino where I lost $5....there goes my kid's inheritance! Then Henry treated me to some great Chinese food for lunch just a few blocks from his house. Hearing the waitress and him talking Cantonese was something special and I didn't understand a word!!!
Headed back to Henry's and packed up and headed for home, making it in about six hours. No bad.
I have now seen 20 Presidential gravesites. 20 down, 18 to go!!! Next trip won't be until July when Sandy and Kevin will accompany me on what I call "The Southern Swing." Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington DC.
I have also downloaded pictures from my recent trip....hope you enjoy reading and viewing as much as I did writing and photographing! Until the, be safe my friends and family!