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|Chief Tusquahoma DAR hears George Washington trivia|
Mary K. Reighney, Recording Secretary of Chief Tusquahoma Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was the guest speaker for the annual George Washington luncheon.
She asked the trivia questions about George Washington to the chapter members and a lively discussion always followed.
As a former history teacher at West Monroe High School, Reighney was very comfortable with all of the information about our country's first president.
Some of the trivia she discussed includes:
• Was George Washington a Republican or Democrat when elected the first President of the United States? (Neither, he was a member of the Federalist Party.)
• What was George Washington's annual salary as President? ( $25,000 annually)
• How old was he when he was first elected? ( 57 years old)
• Was he unanimously elected?(Yes. He received all 69 electoral votes in 1789.)
• Was George Washington inaugurated in more than one city? (Yes. In our nation's first capital, New York City, and our nation's second capital, Philadelphia.)
• Did Washington have to borrow money to attend his own inauguration? (Yes)
• Did he deliver the shortest inaugural address of all time? (Yes. In Philadelphia, his address was only 133 words long and lasted 90 seconds.)
• Did he ever live in Washington D.C. as President? (No. He was the only one who never actually lived there.)
• Did George Washington actually cut down a cherry tree? (No. It was made up by a man named Mason Weems shortly after Washington's death to show people how honest Washington was as a child.)
• What were his favorite sports? (fox hunting and fishing)
• Did he ever have his picture on a postage stamp? (Yes, the first President to do so.)
• How did George Washington get to work from Mt. Vernon to Washington, DC? (He took a boat.)
Regent Gwen Clark conducted the opening ritual which was the scripture, prayer, Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
The president general's message was given by Toni Rodgers, along with the treasurer's report, and the national defense information was read by Mary K. Reighney.
The Indian moment, Constitution moment and flag moment were given.
Barbara Gewin, veteran's committee chairman, reported on delivering Valentines to the War Veteran's Home in Monroe.
New member Mary Davis was installed by Barbara Gewin, chaplain.
The luncheon tables were covered with white table cloths and a Patriotic red, white and blue centerpiece with pinwheels.
Adding to the festivities was a Valentine exchange and the favors were in small Valentine containers.
Those attending were Wyolene Rainer, Mary Davis, Mary K. Reighney, Toni Rodgers, Mary Sue Mitchell, Geraldine Kirby, Barbara Gewin, Delores Gewin, Fannie Oliver, Billie Alderman, Sue Parker, Jo Bennett, Lillian Dunlap, Polly Dupuy,guest Johnette Sellar, Iris Stevenson, Angie Matkins and Gwen Clark.