When you grow up on a Vermont farm that technically isn’t even arable, you have to learn to do everything.
Calvin Coolidge, future President of the United States as well as stock boy and toy factory employee, also knew how to milk cows, raise horses, do all sorts of farming tasks… and quilt.
He did a quilt in this Tumbling Blocks pattern when he was ten.
He was also as red-headed as Thomas Jefferson. Hence the white hair while still comparatively young.
Learn about Coolidge’s fascinating life from Amity Shlaes’ biography, Coolidge. It’s $2.99 on Kindle, which is a steal.