Some Presidential Facts.....

Real Estate Agent with Aubrey and Associates Realty

This month is when we celebrate President's Day.  A day honoring the US Presidents, I found some fun facts from a neighborhood newsletter that I thought that I would share:

At the time of innauguration, George Washington had only one tooth.

James Madison is the first President to wear trousers as opposed to knee lenght breeches.

James Buchanan was nearsighted in one eye and far sighted in the other.  As a result he always cocked his head to the left.

While he was President, Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for riding his horse too fast and fined $20.

James K. Polk's wife did not allow card playing, dancing or drinking in the White House.

Benjamin Harrison was terrified of electric lights and would ask White House staff to turn them on and off for him.

Rutherford B. Hayes was the first President to use a telephone at the White House.  His phone number was 1.

Calvin Coolidge played "ding-dong ditch 'em", he would ring the White House doorbell, then run and hide.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the only two Presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence.

I do hope that you enjoyed some of these tidbits, I can't imagine what would happen today if a Police Officer stopped the Presidential limo and gave him a speeding ticket!

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Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Tony and Darcy  Great post - I think it proves they were "real people" with the same pluses and minuses as the rest of us - suggested

Feb 03, 2014 08:03 AM #2
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Tony, these are great and fun facts about our Presidents!

Feb 03, 2014 09:17 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent


I thought the fact about Ulysses S. Grant being ticketed for riding his horse too fast was astonishing!  Also, President Hayes being given the phone number "1" is intriguing.  In today's world of Twittering I suspect it would be "POTUS" (President of the United States).

Feb 03, 2014 11:17 AM #4
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Tom and Darcy, never knew that President Coolidge was such a goof ball!  Imagine if a president did that today - oh wait!  Nobody can ring the White House doorbell anymore - you can't get close to it.

Feb 03, 2014 11:47 PM #5
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Tony an Darcy, thanks for sharing these little-known tid-bits about Presidents.  It lets us know they are quite like the rest of us in their every-day activities.

Feb 04, 2014 11:45 AM #6
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI

Good collection of fun presidential facts for pondering.  

Feb 04, 2014 11:07 PM #7
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Tony ...great info ...I did not know a lot of these ...very nice!

have a great night!

Feb 05, 2014 05:56 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

These are interesting presidential tidbits. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 05, 2014 06:45 AM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Great tidbits. Now if my phone number was would be so easy to remember and give  out. On the other hand, I would probably get a lot of phone calls :)

Feb 05, 2014 10:29 AM #10
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Tony & Darcy~ awesome facts thanks for sharing them, I am blow away, I can't believe BH was afraid of electricity?

Feb 06, 2014 12:18 AM #11
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Tony, Yes Thanks for the short but interesting Presidentail facts. I ke the one about Grant riding hios horse too fast and getting a fine. If I remember correctly Grant probably had a few too many beers before getting his speeding ticket!! 

Feb 06, 2014 03:57 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great facts, and I am stuck on the fact that George Washington had one tooth.  I just saw a person in SB today at the Farmers Market with one tooth...and what a great phone number Hayes had.  Have a great weekend. A

Feb 08, 2014 08:14 AM #13
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Tony & Darcy!  I included your post in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Feb 15, 2014 10:58 PM #14
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I almost forgot it is Presidents Day...thanks for the great post and reminder!

Feb 15, 2014 11:16 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Tony & Darcy- came over from Pat's post and loved the facts!  I was especially interested that Calvin Coolidge was a prankster. 

Feb 16, 2014 02:00 AM #16
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Telephone number 1.  Wow, what an honor! Those were interesting and fun to read.  Thanks!

Feb 16, 2014 10:00 AM #17
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams also died on the same day - July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Feb 16, 2014 12:57 PM #18
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Thanks for sharing good information about the presidents. Happy President's Day.

Feb 16, 2014 02:15 PM #19
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

One tooth! I like the comment right above, too. They mention that when you tour Mt. Vernon.

Feb 16, 2014 02:17 PM #20
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

So did George Washington really have wooden teeth ???????????

Feb 16, 2014 08:41 PM #21
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