Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Poor little TR?

"All little Teddy Roosevelt could do," my dad would say of the asthmatic rich boy, "was stay in bed and read." 
"Ew," said my sister. 
Sigh, said I. Getting to stay in bed and read all day was what I was shooting for.
Sarah Vowell, The Partly Cloudy Patriot (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002), p. 181

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