Thursday, August 22, 2019

Did You Know



Did you know that in later years George Washington rode around Mt. Vernon with an umbrella tied to his saddle to protect himself from sunburn?

35 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

He was sensible. I hope the horse enjoyed the shade, too! Hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

Sensible man - though it can't have been easy or safe? to ride a horse while holding a brolly.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a new one on me. My mental image of this scene is hilarious, though.

nashvillecats2 said...

We learn something new every day Sandra, thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like a good way to be.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Little late for skin cancer prevention but better than none at all.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Sensible man is all I can say! His teeth were pretty extraordinary! Wonderful tale ... cheers Hilary

RO said...

I had no clue about that one, Super Sandra, anad reminds me that I haven't used an umbrella since 1980.(lol) Hugs, RO

Birgit said...

Smart guy! He knew what the sun could do to his skin.

CJ Kennedy said...

That would make a great Jeopardy question and answer 😺

Christine said...

Interesting!

Jamie Ghione said...

No, I didn't know.

Adam said...

So probably no sunscreen then.

Magic Love Crow said...

Smart man!! I didn't know that!
Big Hugs Sandra!

Janie Junebug said...

Count me in as did not know. I hope he actually opened the umbrella.

Love,
Janie

Sandra Cox said...

He was indeed.
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

Now if someone mentions it, you can say I knew that:)

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:)

Sandra Cox said...

Good point! I hope the horse did too.
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

He certainly was:)

Sandra Cox said...

My pleasure, Yvonne:)

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. Probably not.

Sandra Cox said...

I think he tied it to his saddle pommel.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh.

Powdered Toast Man said...

He should have invented the umbrella hat.

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed, Alex.

Jeanie said...

I had no idea! Very cool!

Sandra Cox said...

:)

Sandra Cox said...

Ha. Too bad he didn't think of that:)

Sandra Cox said...

:)

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. I trust he did.

Sandra Cox said...

You haven't used an umbrella since 1980? Wow, Ro.
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

They certainly were.

Lowcarb team member said...

I didn't know that … but a sensible idea.

All the best Jan