Category Archive for: ‘Ulysses Grant’

Ulysses Grant bust

Fun Presidential Facts – Ulysses S. Grant

Here are some fun facts and personal opinions about President Ulysses S. Grant

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Statue of Little Girl Playing the Lute - Brookgreen, South Carolina

Ulysses S Grant – Real Name and Nickname

“The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.” Job 27:19 KJV

I’m confused. How does the flute know when to come in and which notes to play? General McClellan remembered Hiram’s previous drinking conviction and didn’t want him in his army. Wouldn’t it have been ironic if Abraham had said “No!” in the exact same voice?

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Looking at Fort Sumter (in background) sitting on beach near driftwood

List: What similiar trait do I have with Presidents Polk through Hayes

James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes. These are Presidents eleven through nineteen. Here is a list of how I think I am like them.

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Bunny with grandkids (Abby and Noah) - Pumpkin Patch, October 2011

Ulysses S Grant – His Death

“Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.” Isaiah 56:11 KJV
There was once a farmer who grew carrots. It all caught the notice of a little rabbit who happened to hop to the forest’s edge. Nabal has so many sheep. Our horseman loved a good cigar.

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Guitar Player Statue - Nashville, Tennessee

Ulysses S Grant – Presidential Musical Abilities

“And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.” I Chronicles 15:16 KJV

I don’t recall them being real pleasant experiences, at least from where I was sitting. It is one of my favorite Presidential quotes.

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Grant statue facing the Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC

Lincoln and Grant – Their Relationship

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” Proverbs 12:15 KJV

As I sit here at the steps of the Capitol in Washington DC, I’m amazed with all our country has been through. Sometimes listening and following directions is hard.

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Barn in Kentucky

James Garfield – The Election of 1880

“God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.” Job 37:5 KJV

“I challenge the correctness of the announcement. No man has a right, without the consent of the person voted for, to announce that person’s name and vote for him, in this convention. Such consent I have not given….”

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Robert Todd Lincoln's Grave - Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Robert Todd Lincoln – Near 3 Presidential Assassinations

And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Matthew 17:3 KJV

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? Where would you go? Would you witness some historical event? Would you go see some famous person? Would you go back and try to fix a mistake? With so many choices, what would you do?

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