On day 3 of our road trip we toured The Hermitage, the plantation home of our 7th president, Andrew Jackson. The door of his palatial mansion is contrasted with the door to one of his slave quarters located about 100 yards behind the mansion. Jackson owned up to 150 slaves to provide labor for his plantation although he was not the only president to hold slaves. He is also notorious for aggressive enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).
Retired American Airlines programmer, married to Susan, between us are 8 children and 14 grand children. Attended Wagoner High School, BS from Oklahoma State, MS from University of Tulsa, cradle Episcopalian, my hobbies are photography and tending roses.