Dolley Madison, What Really Happened When The Redcoats Burned The White House.


English: Dolley Payne Madison by James Peale, 1794

English: Dolley Payne Madison by James Peale, 1794 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dolley Madison was angry.  Redcoats were in the White House, like cockroaches standing on two legs in red uniforms.  She hated unannounced, uninvited guests in the best of times, but really…

She greeted her unwelcome visitors with disdain.  “His Majesty didn’t have the decency to send the starting lineup.  They, are fighting Napoleon.”  Then she saw a young Redcoat holding the portrait of George Washington.  She grabbed her sword and lopped his hands off.  The portrait fell to the floor.

“You dropped the painting to the floor you clod!”

“But you chopped me hands off, ma’am.”

“You are bleeding on the people’s carpet, stop it!”

 

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I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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