Monday, December 31, 2018
Slumdog Millionaired Myself to Some Answers
Last Saturday, December 22, the McHenry County Civil War Round Table discussion group had a trivia meeting.
I answered two hard ones, because of Slumdog Millionaire. They asked questions that I had just recently come across or just knew.
One was, "What was the name of Abraham Lincoln's sister?" I had just recently finished reading Carl Sandburg's "Abraham Lincoln Grows Up" taken from his "Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years." Otherwise there would be no way I would have known. The answer is "Sarah."
Then, when I was asking about the USRC Harriet Lane, someone wanted to know for whom it was named. Well, since I have just recently been researching it because of an article in Naval History magazine, I knew that one as well. It was named for President Buchanan's niece who played hostess at the White House during his administration.
I Ain't As Smart As I Am Lucky. --Old Luck