George Washington

In light of the growing numbers of North American readers of this blog, I thought I would observe, today, the birth of George Washington, one of the Founding Fathers and the first President of the United States of America (1789 to 1797).

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Valentine Green after Charles Willson Peale, George Washington, circa 1785.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to George Washington

  1. Brian Lowery says:

    My grandfather was born on Feb. 22 and he was named George Washington Lowery. Back then George’s birthday was a big deal. They would often have sales in his honor and in 1967, I purchased a new Chevy 1/2 ton pickup for $2222.00 on the road (this included taxes and tags)!
    Sadly, they have diluted the date, by calling it “President’s Day”.

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  2. Joshua Klein says:

    Thanks for remembering us over here, Jack!

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  3. rondennis303 says:

    Even though we’re across “the Pond”, at least we have a common interest!

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