Friday, July 04, 2008

A President's Residence

Kathryn Larcher sent me a link to this article about the discovery of George Washington's boyhood home.

Artifacts from the Washington period were crucial. These included wine bottles, knives and forks, pieces of small figurines, wig curlers, bone toothbrush handles and a clay pipe with a Masonic crest that just possibly was George’s. Fragments of an elaborate Wedgwood tea set, presumably belonging to Mary Washington, showed that the family’s fortunes had revived after the hardships immediately following the father’s death. [Link]
In related news, archaeologists in New Haven, Connecticut, have discovered the actual silver spoon George W. Bush had in his mouth when born.
[Thanks, Kathryn!]

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