Last week I passed my cousin's house as I walked from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library back to my hotel in Washington, DC. Actually cousins have lived there 13 1/2 out of the last 21 1/2 years. Barack Obama is my 10th cousin--once removed. I am also related to George W Bush through 3 of his 4 grandparents. Barack, W and I all descend from the same New England family, Samuel and Sarah (SOULE) HINKLEY, who came to Plymouth Colony in 1635. But, alas, none of this has gotten me a night in the Lincoln Bedroom.
Still this is a great picture for the 4th of July!