Archive for February, 2011

Life in the Presidential Fishbowl

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Clifton Truman Daniel, Susan Ford Bales, Margaret Hoover and Luci Baines Johnson

If you were unable to join us last Saturday night at the Truman Little White House you missed quite and evening with four presidential children and grandchildren. Luci Baines Johnson, Susan Ford, Clifton Truman Daniel and Margaret Hoover shared their insights and memories sharing their lives as relatives of United States Presidents. CNN Commentator John Avlon moderated the evening from the lawn of the Little White House.

Not to dispair, CSPAN aired the event live on CSPAN3 and you can watch it here.

We will be doing it again next year on Saturday, February 18, 2012, so mark you calendars now!

Give ‘Em Hell aboard the USS Harry S. Truman

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN75)

I had the great pleasure of flying out yesterday for a visit aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN75), a Nimitz class aircraft carrier named after our 33rd president. The ship is a floating city of 5200 men and women that is 24 stories high, 1092 feet long and 257 feet wide. The Truman is off the coast of Key West for a couple of weeks doing advanced flight training. The ship has a museum dedicated to Truman and inside Commanding Officer Capt. Joe Clarkson’s quarters is a large framed picture of the Harry S. Truman Little White House. I flew out to the ship with a group of folks from Key West, including Historic Tours of America’s President, Ed Swift. It was one amazing experience. Be sure to check out all of the photos from our trip.

-Bob Wolz, Executive Director

Capt. Joe Clarkson, CO of the USS Harry S. Truman and I in front of a picture of the Little White House that hangs in his quarters.

Battle flag for the USS Harry S. Truman