US Presidents (And a Couple of Quizzes)
My Fascination with US Presidents
When my brother and I, were younger, we were both fascinated by the Presidents. We can credit our mother with much of the obsession -- she bought us president coloring books, biographies of the presidents, and, when her aunt handed down a few plastic president statues for us to play with, Mom went out and bought us the entire set.
One of our favorite books growing up was "Facts About the Presidents". It listed each President with facts and figures -- family members, dates of birth, death, marriage, presidency, etc. It listed information about their Vice Presidents, their elections (popular and electoral votes), and even little tidbits.
By the time we were in 2nd or 3rd grade, both of us knew the presidents in order, could tell you which president went with which number (for example, if someone said "18" we'd say "Grant" or if someone said "33" we'd say "Truman"). I can still do this (though anything over 36 or 37 I have to count up from before I can answer for sure).
In any case, I have written a number of lenses about specific presidents or about the presidents as a group and I thought I'd put them all together in one place, so people can find them on President's Day or any other time of the year (like before a history test????)
Compugraph Designs' Arts Now Shop
Compugraph Designs Arts Now Site
"Arts Now" is another "Print on Demand" site. They have a nice collection of clocks and watches (and other products), including the one pictured here. Click on the picture to see Compugraph Designs' Shop.
Compugraph Designs Spoonflower Site
Spoonflower is a place where a designer can design his/her own fabric. I have some designs on fabric there -- click on the picture to see Compugraph Designs' entire collection of fabric designs.
Compugraph Designs Printfection Site
Printfection has products that Cafe Press and Zazzle to not. This "Proud Jewish American" Design is available on a cutting board (seen here). Click on the picture to go to the site.
- Everything Goes: "I Lost on Jeopardy, Baby" Part I
When I watch the TV Quiz show Jeopardy! (which I do religiously -- friends know not to call me during Jeopardy!) I am always excited when a Presidents category comes up.
- Everything Goes: I Lost on Jeopardy Part II
I also like First Ladies and Vice Presidents (I usually run the categories unless they have too much about recent presidents, vice presidents and/or first ladies) -- I was always fascinated with First Ladies and Vice Presidents too.
- Everything Goes: I Lost on Jeopardy Part III
I hope you enjoy my articles about the Presidents. I wrote about my own experiences as a contestant on "Jeopardy!":
- Everything Goes: I Lost on Jeopardy, Part IV
- Everything Goes: June 2009
- Everything Goes: June 2010