History was difficult for me in school and hopefully the methods of instruction have improved. History would have been easy for me to learn if I had learned about families living in different time periods. So every time I get the opportunity to learn a little history, I'm grateful for the opportunity. And now I learn the way that is best for me which isn't the way curriculum for schools is written.
I'm always fascinated by the stories of families from the past. Harriet Lane, the niece, of President Buchanan has quite a story. She lost her parents at the age of 11 and then went to live with her uncle. She enjoyed a successful stint as the "First Lady" while her uncle served as the president . She married at 36 and during the next 18 years of her life, she lost her uncle, her two sons and her husband.