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White House Kids

In her book, First Lady from Plains, Rosalynn Carter told of the “wonderfully odd” things she learned about White House history while a resident there. It seems that the children of President James A. Garfield rode large three-wheelers around as they carried on pillow fights in the East Room. Teddy Roosevelt’s five children slid down the staircases on trays stolen from the pantry, walked the halls on stilts, and once took a pony into a second-floor bedroom after riding up on the president’s elevator!

Today in the Word, September 6, 1992