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Last week when we had family in town we were in Washington DC on several occasions. At the request of Gregg's cousin (she and her husband stayed with us during the week) we found ourselves at Madam Tussauds. Gregg and I have never been there before and found it very interesting. Thanks Cuz! Our son and daughter-in-law have visited a couple of times and I have been fascinated by their photos. More posts to follow on Madame Tussauds.
Andrew Jackson's nickname was "Old Hickory", given by his troops who said he was as tough as 'old hickory'. At the age of 13 he joined the army to fight in the Revolutionary War. During his service he and his brother were captured by the British. As President, in 1836 he survived an assassination attempt. The assailant's gun misfired and Jackson defended himself with his walking stick.