George Washington: Getting Personal
Did You Know . . . ?
♦ Washington was the first person to send an airmail letter between Philadelphia and New Jersey. He sent it via balloonist Pierre Blanchard.
♦ Washington was 6’3”, weighed over 200 lbs., and wore size 13 boot.
♦ He had all his teeth pulled when he was 57 & wore uncomfortable dentures; some of ivory, lead, & human or animal teeth (none of wood).
♦ His IQ is estimated to have been about 125.
♦ Favorite foods: green beans with mushrooms, cream of peanut soup, mashed sweet potatoes w/coconut, ice cream.
♦ He would not wear a powdered wig; he powered his own red-brown hair.
♦ His face was scarred from smallpox, & he had his entire army vaccinated (“vaccine” drawn from sores of smallpox victims).