Roosevelt had to be every bride, every corpse

When Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States, he had a son who was enrolled at an Ivy League university. One day, a fellow student complained to the son about his father’s performance in office. The younger Roosevelt sprang quickly to the president’s defense.

“Oh, Dad’s all right,” he said. “His main problem is that he has to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.”

Aren’t you glad the current occupant of the White House doesn’t have the same problem?

If he did, we might even say is ambition is to “make America GRATE again.”

SANFORD K. H. WRIGHT,

Alpena