US Army Lt Ronald Reagan with his mother Nelle in a portrait shot sometime in 1942. The young lieutenant went on to become a Hollywood star, governor of California and, eventually, President of the United States of America.
President & Tad Lincoln’s Christmas of 1863 During the Christmas season of 1863, the Lincolns’ son, Tad, had accompanied his father on hospital visits and noticed the loneliness of the wounded soldiers. Deeply moved, he asked his father if he could send books and clothing to these men. Packages signed “From Tad Lincoln” were sent to area hospitals that Christmas. Lincoln voted in favor of keeping Christmas day a workday, because he felt he w