Our New Home

This house was only five years old when my parents moved here in 1914. It was a very new home, and we enjoyed many modern comforts that not everyone had. Electricity, running water, and an indoor bathroom were just some of the things that improved the quality of our lives.

One of our "candlestick" telephones
Our stove that ran on both gas and coal.
Our house was heated by steam radiators, like this one.

Connection to the future:

I loved to travel and was often interested in new things. During my presidency, Alan Shepard became the first American astronaut launched into space. I promised that by the end of the decade (1960s), the United States would be the first nation to land a man on the moon. On July 20, 1969, my dream came true!

That's me and John Glenn looking inside space capsule "Friendship 7." John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth.