Dresden Duplicate Club
Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 8:01 pm
Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club had a most bravado number of players in our game Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 playing at The American Legion Building in Dresden, and what fun we did have. I, the director was playing with a gentleman, Butch Burion who lives in McKenzie. He and his wife Anita moved down here to McKenzie from St. Louis. They said that expenses down here are much less than up there, houses are less, cars, bridge, food, etc. They love it. He is a learned player.
Being the wife of a president turned out to be far more to Abigail’s liking than being the wife of a Vice President. Though illness forced her to miss her husband’s inauguration as president March 4, 1797, she soon joined him in Philadelphia and with trepidation, she stepped into Martha Washington’s shoes.
There is so much more about Abigail Adams, perhaps in another column at another time. Remember – this is when the Capitol was in Philadelphia. They had not moved to Washington, so more about that later on. Do you all know who John Quincy, her seven year old son is?