Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Dewey defeats Truman
the latest scuttlebutt 'round the interweb is the fear that this election might turn out like the one in 1948. Had Dewey won our family history might have taken a distinctive turn. My great-grandmother was an early feminist, suffragette and all around incredible woman, widowed at a young age raising her daughter with her 2 sisters they ran the store as well as the newspaper in the little Missouri town of Martinsburg. Gran was very involved in politics and a frequent delegate for the Republican Party, nominating Dewey, Eisenhower & Nixon. Family lore has always been that if Dewey had been elected my grandfather would have become Surgeon General. What an interesting twist that would have been.