September 18, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Lucretia Garfield.

The Garfields had a shaky courtship and early marriage. James even had an affair at one point. However, after a time, things got better between the two. They became good friends and companions for one another.

James once proclaimed, "We no longer love because we ought to but because we do." His papers during the 1870s were filled with similar sentiments, calling his wife "the light of my life" and "the solid land on which I build all my happiness and hope."

Posted by Jennifer at September 18, 2003 04:07 AM