Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday to Calvin Coolidge!

Fishing was a favorite Birthday activity of Calvin Coolidge!
While vacationing in the Black Hills, South Dakota area in 1927, Coolidge spent his 55th Birthday fishing (see photo at right).
In his Autobiography, when describing how his family celebrated holidays, Coolidge related that “the Fourth of July meant a great deal to me, because it was my birthday. The first one I can remember was when I was four years old. My father took me fishing in the meadow brook in the morning. I recall that I fell in the water, after which we had a heavy thundershower, so that we both came home very wet. Usually there was a picnic celebration on that day.”
The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge. NY: Cosmopolitan Books, 1929. p.28