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:

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

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

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

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

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

    Yvonne.

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. That would make a great Jeopardy question and answer 😺

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

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  11. So probably no sunscreen then.

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

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

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. He should have invented the umbrella hat.

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

    All the best Jan

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