Marvin's Window: Remembering presidents past

I looked out my window this weekend watching the quail gathering in the yard as the sunshine returned to Kingman.

It looked like spring could be just around the corner.

But, my calendar said "February" with a holiday on Monday recognizing all our presidents.

President's Day got me to thinking about history and the legacy of some of those in my lifetime.

That extends from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to George W.

Bush.

I suspect that a president who concerns himself with his own legacy while in office can get himself in a lot of trouble.

Richard Nixon wanted to be sure history had all the good information and tape-recorded his time in office for accurate history.

Unfortunately, those tapes were the key to opening Watergate and Nixon's early exit from his second term.

Nixon was the first president I saw in person.

Actually, he was vice president when I saw him during his campaign train stops in Oregon.

The first president that I actually shook hands with was John Kennedy.

He was campaigning for the party nomination and made a swing through Oregon.

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