This Chair Feels Awfully Campeachy!

November 13, 2008

CampeachySome people retire to a rocking chair when they get older. Thomas Jefferson retired to his Campeachy Chair. Also known as a Siesta Chair, among other names, the New Orleans Campeachy Chair which Jefferson sought for over ten years to acquire in the early 1800s, dates back to ancient Egypt. The name “campeachy” comes from Campeche, Mexico where wood commonly used in the making of the chairs grew. John Hemmings made at least one of the chairs for Jefferson. Read the rest of this entry »

Now serving 1,000 and counting!

November 13, 2008 Jeffersonia Blog welcomed its 1,000th visitor on Wednesday November 12, 2008.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far.

A quote by Cicero, TJ’s favorite Roman:

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others”

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