Thursday, October 13

Romancing the cornerstone


I would like to point out that construction of the President's Mansion (later known as the White House) began with the laying of the cornerstone on Oct. 13, 1792 in Washington, D.C.

But no one seems to know where that cornerstone is!

There was no ceremony and at least one rumor claims that President George Washington laid it on Oct. 12 - but he was supposedly in Philadelphia that day.

Another account is the Freemasons laid the stone on Oct. 13, but then got so drunk they couldn't recall exactly where they put it.

What do I think? I like to think a slave laid the cornerstone since the White House was built by enslaved and free African-American laborers.

Much of the other work on the White House was performed by immigrants, many without citizenship. (Dare I say it? Maybe even illegal?)

Think about it.

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