Thursday, November 5, 2020

Did You Know

Did you know that when John Adams took the oath of office, none of his family were present, not even his beloved Abigail?  

The nation at that time consisted of sixteen states. 


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34 comments:

  1. That was news to me. You are a wealth of information, dear Sandra.

    Happy birthday Sonya.

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  2. I didn't know Sandra. Birthday greeting to Sonya.
    Have a good day,
    Yvonne.

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    1. Your 'across the water' factoid, Yvonne:)
      Have a great one.

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  3. I didn't know this either, happy birthday to Sonja, have ag reat day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Your Adam's factoid:)
      Hope your day was great and your evening pleasant.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  4. Happy birthday Sonya.
    How lonely to take such an important position with none of your family there to cheer you on...

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    1. That's for sure, EC. I imagine he thought so too.

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  5. Happy Birthday Sonya! I can imagine that was quite a lonely time and wonder what happened. Thanks for the tidbits Super Sandra! Hugs, RO

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    1. Agreed. I'm sure it was lonely.
      You're most welcome.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  6. And they realized because of the distance and time to travel, it would take days to count votes. Happy Birthday, Sonya! 🎂💐

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  7. Interesting fact and HBD to Sonya!

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  8. Thanks for the birthday wishes! 🙂❤️

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    1. Your factoid for the day. Now I'm heading over to your place to get mine:)

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  10. and waddya bet all 16 states accepted the election for what it was .... and on the day voting was officially over !!! ;) ☺☺♥♥

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  11. I thought I wrote here...happy belated birthday to Sonya! I wonder why no one was there?? I will try to find out.

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    1. I couldn't find anything except that his wife was ill and this...John Quincy Adams Adams earned the dubious distinction as the first president elected who had won neither the popular vote nor the vote in the Electoral College. Andrew Jackson got more votes in both cases. Adams prevailed when the House of Representatives settled the election....Scary

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  12. Happy Birthday Sonya! That is really interesting! Big Hugs!

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