Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mr. Ward's Presidential Korner 9

Welcome once again to our popular regular feature "Mr. Ward's Presidential Korner." Mr. Ward recently wrote to ask me about that book I accidentally left on an airplane. It is composed of diary entries by New Yorkers, stretching all the way back to 1609. Writes Mr. Ward, "I found a review of the book (which I've now lost) that mentioned a guy who had dinner with George Washington and said he had the habit of drumming on the table with his knife and fork. Kind of hard to picture. I mean was he all serious and military about it or did he stick his lower lip out and kind of bob his head to the beat?"