Thursday, May 17, 2007

Harry Truman Home

Touring this Victorian home was actually more interesting to me than the Presidential Library. And since Madeleine Albright was receiving the Truman Leadership Award last Thursday, I cut my visit short at the library to avoid all the commotion.

As you can see, there is a Park Ranger who is the tour guide. Mine was very funny and told some good stories.

Harry Truman was born in 1884 and died in 1972, dates which correspond with both of my grandfathers. He was a soldier in WWI as was my paternal grandfather and they both married within one year of one another. Making these small connections to my own personal background make the larger historical picture more tangible.

Harry and Bess had only one child, Margaret, the writer. She's about 83 and lives in New York. Her married name is Daniel and she had four(?) sons.

Have you read any of Margaret Truman's mysteries?


  1. I've seen her mysteries, but they look to be a bit on the macabre side, so I've never read any. I had no idea that she was their daughter.