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Cherie Burbach

Today in History: December 14th

By December 14, 2012

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Today in 1799 the Father of our Country, George Washington, died. He was 67. What a life he lived!

I read a really interesting book a while back told from the viewpoint of Martha Washington titled Washington's Lady (by Nancy Moser).  I like historical fiction books like that where you get a sense of what the people went through a personal basis. It's so much easier to understand the decisions they made and how the events in history changed their life.

Washington's Lady gave me a new appreciation for George Washington, so when I saw it was the anniversary of his death, it made me think of that book. (Funny how reading will do that for you, right?)

George Washington seems to have a guarded view of friendship, especially in contrast to Martha, who seems to have taken the view that to be happy is up to you. One thing is for sure, both of these people are fascinating players in history.

Related: George Washington Fast Facts | George Washington the Man


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