My sister, Rose Sigillito, and I, Mary Alice Sigillito Redmon, are
natives of Washington, D.C., who are now living in Missouri. When
we were at home in Washington, we attended various events, such as
FDR's funeral procession, inaugural parades, etc. One of the inaugural
parades we saw was President Truman's in January 1949. We remember
how robust and tan he was. He seemed to be enjoying himself as he
was smiling broadly. No doubt he was thinking of the recent election
during which he fooled all the pollsters and handily defeated Gov.