September 17, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Lucy Webb Hayes.

When President and Mrs. Hayes took a western trip in 1880, Lucy was exhausted by the autograph-seekers at every stop. Finally she stayed out of sight at one town until the train was ready to leave the station.

As she resumed her place at the window, the people outside began handing her items to sign. She signed so many that she was ready to collapse when the train finally started.

Soon her son came running into the President's car and handed an autograph book to his mother. He had gotten her signature fifty-six times through the window.

Posted by Jennifer at September 17, 2003 02:50 AM