Theodore Roosevelt

(Originally visited 16 December 1998, nearly sixteen years ago!)

Theodore RooseveltThese pictures were taken on my second visit to Oyster Bay. The photos from my first visit never came out only because I gave the partially taken roll of film to my girlfriend of the time and we broke up before they were developed. So it goes…

While I climbed the stairs to the grave site for the second time, my memories of that first visit were fresh as it had occurred just eighteen months earlier. I traveled down to Long Island one Saturday and met two friends who lived nearby. We toured Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt’s opulent home, then attended the grave.

Did I mention that these friends spoke Klingon?

Theodore RooseveltDavid is one of the most accomplished Klingon speakers on this planet. We enjoyed complete and detailed conversations in the Warrior’s Tongue while wandering TR’s estate.

The more I consider this, the more I believe that Teddy Roosevelt was the most Klingon of all of our Chief Executives. Quite appropriate.

If you have any interest at all in learning more about the Klingon language, check out the Klingon Language Institute‘s fine site.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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2 Responses to Theodore Roosevelt

  1. writenaked says:

    One spot on Long Island I have not been!


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