Thursday, August 16, 2007

TT# 23

Kimo: This week we been talkin' about fambly, so we is sharing 13 things about one of da grand patiarchs of our fambly - da Adams Fambly. This is Mommakitty's momma's side of da fambly.

Sabi: We is related to da Adams fambly?
Kimo: Not THAT Adams fambly silly!

Thirteen Things About John Adams
2nd President of da USofA

1) John Adams was the great-great-grandson of John and Priscilla Alden, Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

2) Adams was a second cousin to Samuel Adams, and a third cousin to his own wife, Abigail Smith Adams (kissin' cousins?).

3) A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause; a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence.

4) Adams was the first President to live in the White House.

5) When Adams and his family moved to Washington to live in the White House, they got lost in the woods north of the city for several hours.

6) Adams was one of two Presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence.

7) Adams was one of three presidents not to attend the inauguration of his successor.

8) The height of Adam's presidency and popularity came primarily from the victories the navy had over French vessels, and the exposure of the scandal called the XYZ Affair, in which Adams was applauded for revealing the dishonesty and corruption of the French officials, and French insistence on demanding bribes.

9) In 1785, he was named the first U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain.

10) Adams was one of two presidents to live beyond his 90th birthday (Note on this Fact: Gerald Ford Makes The Fourth President To Live Beyond 90).

11) Nickname: Duke of Braintree (where he was born).

12) Last Words: Thomas Jefferson survives (you'll have to research this one).

13) Cause of Death: Old age

The only maxim of a free government
ought to be to trust no man living with power

to endanger the public liberty.

John Adams, 2nd US President

P.S. - Please continue to keep Mommkitty's uncle, who is sick wif da cancer, in yer prayers. He is da daddy to Lord Jader's mom bean. Drop by Jade's bloggie to offer yer support. Purrs.


Skeezix the Cat said...

John Adams was a snappy dresser. I like his kyoot owtfit with the frilly shert!

DEBRA said...

Yep Skeezix wood furst notice John Adams outfit! *kittgiggle

All of those were furry interestin facts.

We will continue to hold your fambly member in our purrs...and to Lord Jaders as well


Beau Beau & Angie said...

Fanks fur all dose impurtant facts about John Adams. He wuz reeeely old! We wants to live to be dat old.

The Meezers said...

those was neat things- our mommy likes readin about all of the old presidents in the revolushunary times.

she laffed when she readed about him being lost in the woods. she blurted out, "what, he couldn't have asked for directions ferst?"

Parker said...

I like the wig! He was quite fashion forward in his time!

Daisy said...

And he has curly hair, just like me!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Daddy laffed dat he was lost in da woods cuz dat is a guy thing "I know where I'm going" in his defense der prolly wasn't a lot of other beans around in da woods to ask fur direkshuns. Mom new some of dis and dad knows lots more about da other Adams Fambly...hehehe

Gattina said...

Very interesting ! but I really first thought you would write about the Adams family. Poor President !

Suprina said...

What a great T13!

Have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend!

Jimmy Joe said...

You guys know a lot of history. Too bad you aren't related to the Addams Family, too. It would be cool to visit Cousin It.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Our family is probably related to the Adams family, as crazy as they act sometimes...Missy

damozel said...

Brilliant! You are genius cats, and the Adams quote---which I had forgotten---is going into my Big Book O' Founders' Sayings for future use. It kind of made chills go down my spine, what with the "unitary executive" and all.

And I think Adams was in charge when the Treaty of Tripoli was signed (?)

Very interesting....and I love it that he basically said JEFFERSON LIVES! in the language of his day. that would make great wall graffiti...

Hot(M)BC said...

Dat first fambly pikshur looked kinda interestin. That lil girl looked like a tail puller tho. So maybe the ofur Adams fambly is better. Purresidents are better than tail pullers. *nods*
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Fab five said...

da Delilah wantz to know: What did they usze to land on da rock? Helly-copterz or dragon-fliez? 'Lilah likez dragon-fliez. All da five liked da lezzon.

Anonymous said...

Great Thirteen I learned alot.Me and mommy will pray for your mommy's uncle.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

wow, you're related to a president. that is very cool. i didn't know all this about President Adams. I'm glad my daddy doesn't have to wear that outfit. I think I'd have to laugh at him. Course he would like more hair tho! ha ha ha

We are thinking of your mommy's uncle and we're sending lotsa purrs and thoughts to Lord Jaders and her family.

zevo calamari said...

Wow..thanks for the info
our mac is too old to be able to open your blog sometimes...sorry

Henry Helton said...

Was John Adams creepy and cooky, or mysteriously spooky like the others in the Adams family?

Cyclone Cats said...

was his house a museum when people came to see him? MOL!

Boy said...

Awesome fambwy!
John Adams has vewy cool fur!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Nifty our furiends are related to a President!! How cool is that!

michico 小芥 said...

John Adams is very cool~! I love your introduce of Adam's family.

Eric and Flynn said...

Woweeee!!!! Yer relatid to a President. That must make yoo eggstra impawtunt kitties. We found those facts furry inchresting.
We don't fink it would be furry good being relaytid to the uvver Addams fambly cuz they look like trubble.

Natalie said...

You have a very interesting family history!

Happy Belated TT :)