When a young Harry S. Truman was being raised by his Confederate sympathizing Mother, she raised her son to follow certain rules - Rule #1...All men must learn to wash their own socks and underwear.....even as The President of the United States of America? Yes, that too!
The White House staff was aghast when they observed the President eschewing all offers of Presidential assistance who suggested that he throw his socks and underwear in a pile...and let the competent Executive Office staff take care of this chore. President Harry Truman refused and was sometimes seen, in The White House, washing his underwear and his socks in the sink of his bathroom, just off the side of the Presidential bedroom suite.
It was hard for the bewildered staff not to be impressed!
HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010
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