Friday, April 8, 2011

A sweet card from Gloria

This is a homemade card1 that a daughter gave to her father, presumably sometime during the Richard Nixon presidency (January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974). It features some lovely artwork by young Gloria.

You can make your own joke about what bright idea President Nixon is having with that light bulb going off above his head.

Young Gloria obviously gets a mulligan for her misspelling of "Mr. Nixion." I was surprised to find, though, that "President Richard Nixion" receives 3,200 hits in Google. So it seems that children aren't the only ones who don't know how to spell Tricky Dick's2 last name.

1. I can't remember where I got this. I think it might have been among the auctioned-off papers and ephemera of a New York state resident.
2. I did not know until now that Nixon's other nicknames included Gloomy Gus, Iron Butt and The Mad Monk. The "List of nicknames of United States presidents" is yet another reason I love Wikipedia.

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