September 16, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Julia Dent Grant.

Julia was cross-eyed and during her husband's presidency she looked into corrective surgery.

Ulysses, however, talked her out of it. "This operation might make you look better to other people; but to me you are prettier as you are."

Julia cancelled the surgery.

Posted by Jennifer at September 16, 2003 12:03 AM


Who would have thought that he was such a romantic guy?

Posted by: Pete at September 16, 2003 07:47 PM

There are several stories about their relationship that indicate they really loved each other a lot.

His drinking while he was in the army is in some sources attributed to the fact he missed her so much while stationed in the wilderness.

Posted by: Jennifer at September 16, 2003 10:11 PM