Monday, October 12, 2009

Coolidge on Columbus Day

"...The glory of [Columbus'] exploit, great as it was, becomes almost unimportant when compared with its results. It marked the inception of the modern era. The minds of men were opened to new thoughts... The arts began to flourish... A new age appeared, great in captains, admirals, statesmen, poets and philosophers, and finally new nations dedicated to human freedom arose on this side of the Atlantic. These are partly the reasons why Christopher Columbus is entitled to be honored."

From "Calvin Coolidge Says" a syndicated newspaper column October 11, 1930

Happy Columbus Day!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Calvin and Grace!

Today marks the 104th wedding anniversary of Calvin and Grace Coolidge. They were wed on October 4, 1905 in Burlington, Vermont.

"A man who has the companionship of a lovely and gracious woman enjoys the supreme blessing that life can give. And no citizen of the United States knows the truth of this statement more than I."

Calvin Coolidge's comment to friend, Bruce Barton, in 1926