Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Teddy's House

Little Billy and I meander our way to Oyster Bay one afternoon to visit the home of Theodore Roosevelt's on Sagamore Hill. Theodore was a hero of the Spanish-American War, Governor of the State of New York and the 26th President of the Unites States. He is also the youngest man to be President and is most responsible for the creation of the National Park Service. Two of Theodore's sons paid the ultimate price for their Country and died for this Nation, Quentin in WW One and Theodore Jr.in WW Two. www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tr26.html

I have always love these historic markers that dot the New York State landscape. Theodore Roosevelt


Teddy's House -- as Billy refers to it.Billy on Teddy's lawn - all 155 acres of it.
Billy paying his respect to the former President.

15 comments:

joyce said...

very nice Scott, i like the history lesson.
isn't the "teddy bear" name after him as well???

John Mulligan said...

Great Post and Pictures Scott!

red said...

very good post SWM.

looks like billy's gettin bigger too...

cant wait to see him...

gpe said...

I think billy grew a foot since I saw hime last. Yes joyce the teddy was name after him. Something about him not wanting to shoot a real bear on a hunting trip and the next thing you know that a teddy bears being name after him.

swm said...

The slogan used by Maxwell House, "Good to the last drop" was said to be spoken by TR when he visited Andrew Jackson. Coffee trivia for the coffee drinkers.

helenmary said...

the sign of a good parent always inhancing the life of your child (children)one experiance at a time!
I'm proud of you scot! enjoyed your travel picsanother good post!

joyce said...

I thought so(re Teddy bears) & i knew about the national parks.

I never knew Andrew Jackson was a coffee drinker??

You can learn so much on the blog, who knew!

gpe said...

TR also led and wrote a book about the rough riders, his calvary regiment during the spanish american war.

I must admit that it was Lauren who made the previous gpe comment and I was quite surprised she had TR snippet stored in her noggin, nice going..now use your own login next time or I'm taking credit!!

drudge said...

As usually Admin GPE is lax with State secrets and admits to sharing access and files with his better half, truly a Cardinal sin for this clan!

helenmary said...

ouch! above my post!!!hehehe

joyce said...

oh so this explains the vote,

Lauren I love you but get your own log in. youcould be LLe (i think your middle intial is L???) or you cold be LDE, or LE. or Lauren, that's a good one,

GPE as an admin why doesn't she have her own???

Anonymous said...

i did not USE my husband log in intentionally. I was responding to a phone call with Scott about Billy growing while tending to a 12year old who wam=nts to swim all day, a 6 year old who doesn't want to swim all day and a 3 year old with a severe case of strep throat!!! (and chores) I never thought that using my husband log in would create such problems since he was already logged in !!

gpe said...

Only a clan member with way too much time on his hands and numerous hidden agendas would have a problem with someone accidentally logging on under the wrong user account. As for an accidental login leading to the revealing of clan secrets or the manipulation of blog infrastructure it is highly unlikely since LCD's technical acuity is on par with that of the redmin and not exactly tech savvy. So please go back to your chalk board and conjure up another blogoversy red fudge...

joyce said...

the drama of the vlog ,always entertaining!

Red said...

Lauren has no log in...?

So she has been Mullibloggin for 2 yrs under GPE???

Who is who????

The people demand answers!!!!!