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|I refer to the bookstore as "the trinket shop" and it was doing a land office business with the kids. The sale of Confederate vs Union Kepis was about 4 to 1. The girls seemed to be able to take a Confederate Kepi and set it on their heads at an angle that made me wish I was 45 or 50 years younger... The bookstore did not seem to have many bargins and so I only bought 2 books.
We took the Eisenhauer tour this trip and I must say it was a very pleasant afternoon. I had forgotten that people could live so simply. I suspect that Ike was the last "ordinary man" to occupy the white House and to see his home and the simple pleasures he and Mamie took with their farm was delightful. I was somewhat surprised however to note that the gas pumps for the farm were old CITGO pumps....