Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Our Founding Fathers

I have been posting a lot about gingers lately. You could say I have ginger on the brain, but I had to share this ginger-tastic factoid with you!
 
I’m about to blow your ginger-lovin’ mind. There is so much disagreement pertaining to our current president and how he is doing. There is also much debate about the direction that the country is headed. One thing that can’t be debated is that America is one feisty mother.
 
You may know that America was founded by determined men who had a vision of a better life for themselves and countrymen, but what you may not know is that two of our founding fathers, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, were extra feisty. That’s because they were red heads!  Covered up by wigs and white hair powder (used to control grease and odor), these two men were full-fledged gingers!
Thomas Jefferson
Source: Time Magazine
 
George Washington
Source: redhairfacts.com
 
 
So next time you hate on a ginger, you’re hating on our founding fathers. Your mother would be so disappointed!

Note:  Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight Eisenhower, Calvin Coolidge, and Martin Van Buren were also red heads.