Sunday, December 15, 2013

I met Uncle Sam on January 26th, 1981 . . .

 . . . and here he is:
His name was John W. Rusk and he had been "Uncle Sam" since 1947.  We met in the Rayburn Senate office building when I went up to The Hill for my work.  He was just strolling around and handed me the above postcard.  He said that many others had tried to take his place but that he was the original and genuine "Uncle Sam."
 
On the back he signed it in elegant script and wished me well.  He was soft spoken and a gentle man, unlike so many Capitol Hill minions.  I think we need someone like him to remind Congress of the pride and dignity he embodied.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

He was a great man indeed !