Gazette – FEBRUARY 2017 – Love Stories Of Two Presidents And Their First Ladies

February is the month we celebrate two important holidays: Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day.

Rarely do we have the chance to see into the romance of George Washington and his wife Martha Dandridge Custis, or Abraham Lincoln and his first lady Mary Ann Todd. Let’s take a look at these two important presidents
and their first ladies. George Washington
While the courtship, romance
and marriage of George Washington and Martha was not based on passionate love, it was based on that most reliable of foundations – mutual attraction, true friendship, intellect, respect and admiration. The exact date of their first meeting is lost in the mists of time, as are Martha’s exact feelings about George, as she burned nearly all of their letters upon his death. It was clear however, that she shared confidences, upheld his patriotism and worshipped him as a hero.

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