Thursday, May 30, 2019

Did You Know Thursday


I'm currently reading an eight hundred plus page book on George Washington written by Ron Chernow. Because of that I foresee a lot of Washington trivia in your future:)
Did you know that Washington was a keen hunter and developed the dog breed known as the American Foxhound?

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  1. It is amazing how some books capture your mind and your imagination. Happy reading.

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    1. It is indeed. I've temporarily set George aside and am trying to get through the Mueller Report.

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  2. No, I didn't know that. How long do you estimate it will take you to read a book that long? Will you read other books at the same time (as I do)?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Good question. In the past, I've tried to get a half an hr a night in then I switch to fiction. At the moment, I'm slogging through the Mueller Report in my nonfiction-time-window.

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    2. You are a brave woman, Sandra.

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    3. It's well-written in easy to understand language, but it's looong. And lots of redactions.

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  3. Sounds like an interesting read. I had NO idea he was a dog breeder.

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    1. He was a fascinating individual.

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    2. I suspect that many gentlemen of the time bred dogs, especially hunting dogs.

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    3. I wouldn't be surprised.

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  4. Sounds interesting, I didn't know that- Hugs, Valerie

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    1. I was surprised too.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  5. You know I love my trivia, so I can't wait to learn more! Yay! Hugs...RO

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    1. Glad to hear it:)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  6. Wow, no I never knew he was dog breeder.

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  7. now the cats are going to see this and say Lincoln was "kewler" =^..^= ♥♥☺☺

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  8. Never knew that. A win for the dogs.

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  9. The whole cherry tree thing was a lie though.

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    1. He cut down a couple in the courtyard, but I don't think it had anything to do with the 'I cannot tell a lie' thing. Heh.

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  10. You know, I did read that somewhere. Pretty cool I think.

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  11. Ron Chernow is awesome! I bet that book is fascinating.

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    1. It's filled with many tidbits I wasn't aware of.

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  12. I did not know that about Washington. I bet you will be finding out all kinds of information in your book. Happy reading!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Indeed. I'm discovering many things I did not know.

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  13. No, I didn't know that.
    Thanks for sharing and continued happy reading.

    All the best Jan

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