The Father of Our Country


It's his birthday we're celebrating, no matter what anyone says. "Presidents' Day," like man-made global warming, does not exist. You don't really need a new mattress; stay home and read his 1st inaugural instead, the speech Fisher Ames said he trembled for:
It was a very touching scene," Fisher Ames wrote, "and quite of the solemn kind. His aspect grave, almost to sadness; his modesty, actually shaking; his voice deep, a little tremulous, and so low as to call for close attention.