Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Nobody Remembers Truman’s Letter To His Mother

Nobody Remembers

I am reading a biography, Harry S. Truman, written by his daughter Margaret, when I came upon a portion of a letter that Truman wrote to his mother, right after he had taken over. He walked into a hotbed of typical Washington FUBAR: He had planned to come to Kansas City, (Not far from where his mother lived in Independence), MO. BUT….

“I am going to have to cancel all my dates for every place until I get things going here. The Congress are balking, labor has gone crazy, and management isn’t far from insane in selfishness. My Cabinet, that is some of them, have Potomac fever. There are more Prima Donnas per square foot in public life here in Washington than in all the opera companies ever to exist.” 

How little things have changed. Is it any wonder they are trying to keep history from our kids? 

 

June 29, 2019 - Posted by | American History |

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