Welcome to the White House

On April 12th, 1945, Vice President Harry Truman was told to come to the White House. He was ushered into Eleanor Roosevelt’s sitting room and informed that President Roosevelt had died making Truman the 33rd president of the United States.

“Is there anything I can do for you?” Truman asked Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Is there anything we can do for you?” she replied. “You’re the one in trouble now.”


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  1. Greg: Well lets savor the moment for a day before we get into the trouble spots. Truman did fine. Barack will too. now lets say it…… President Obama….has a good ring to it. And you should have bet Willie lunch on those predictions.

    Comment by nancy miller — 11.05.2008 @ 5:27 pm

  2. Give Willie a day or two and he’ll convince you his prediction was Obama by a “minimum’ of 305. And it was you who must have misunderstood his comment.

    Comment by lotuslover — 11.05.2008 @ 9:30 pm

  3. Nancy — It does have a nice ring to it.

    Lotuslover — Im surprised its taken him so long to say that. xoxox

    Comment by admin — 11.06.2008 @ 3:23 pm

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