Monday, February 21, 2011

The Rest of the Story

In May 1884, two young parents disagreed about what middle name to give their newborn son. The Mom preferred Solomon; the Dad, Shippe--both family names. Because John and Martha couldn't agree, they compromised by choosing the letter "S," the only letter common to both options. Thus Harry "S" Truman would become the only US president with an initial for a middle name.

And now you know the rest of the story!

Happy President's Day 2011.

Hat tip to the 21 Feb entry in Our Daily Bread