Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. President... with cheese!

A stark, starchy-white New England building.
Calvin Coolidge is the only US president born on July 4th.  Each year, there is a celebration in Plymouth, Vermont (his birthplace) to honor the 30th President.  Here is a photo of the Plymouth Cheese Company which Coolidge's father founded and his son resurrected.

5 comments:

Susan R said...

I'm always excited to learn an interesting historical fact or two and this was a great story. Makes sense. Some of the best cheese comes out of Vermont. Have you ever tried Dubliner? It's an Irish Cheddar. I buy it from Costco. It's wonderful.

JDSprouse said...

Calvin Coolidge was of my Father's favorite presidents. Dad read his biography. We visited his birth place. Coolidge was known to be a man of few words. It was once told to me that he went to church one Sunday while his wife remained at home, ill. Upon his return she asked what the minister spoke about. "Sin" was his answer. "What did he have to say about it?" "He was against it" Coolidge answered.

Squeeze said...

Jack Kennedy smack in the middle of the Green in New Haven. Happy Fourth a day later.

Anonymous said...

I find the contrast of two very different kinds of Presidents so fascinating especially given that both hailed from New England.

Anonymous said...

It's well over 35 years ago, but I have vivid memories of visiting the Coolidge birthplace (still remember the front porch), cheese company, and Morgan horse farm on a family vacation. Thank you for this!

Barbara