Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Asker 42alj Asks:
Have you ever had any nightmares due to Presidents? When I was about 8 or so, I saw a portrait of Martin van Buren that made his sideburns look like claws on his face, and for the next couple of years I had visions of him breaking through walls to attack me. I was an odd child.
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

No, I never had any nightmares.  However, I’ve been an insomniac ever since I was a little kid and, instead of counting sheep, I would try to relax my mind by naming the Presidents in my head in chronological order, then each President’s birthdate, and then each President’s date of death.  It’s how I actually memorized all that information when I was younger.  Then I moved on to Vice Presidents.  Looking back, I realize that I was a pretty weird little kid. 

Unfortunately, that doesn’t work anymore, so I’m just stuck with 3-to-5 hours of sleep at most each night, whether I count Presidents or Vice Presidents or not.

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