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Subject: Prindle book:Visit to White House
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2000
Thanks for the source address.
The story: My mother, Lucy Prindle graduated from college in 1911 or, perhaps, January 1912. Six months of travel as a graduation present took her to Washington D.C. to visit a didtant cousin (?) Rear Admiral Franklin Prindle. One afternoon he invited her to join him while he paid his respects at the White House. Her mind saw this as an opportunity to meet the President.
Imagine her surprise when they drove through the gate, up the drive and under the portico. A butler descended the steps, held out a silver tray and "Cousin Franklin" placed his calling card on the tray and drove away! We have chuckled over his obvious sense of humor. Miriam