This Week In Pool Reports

Not a busy week this week, but with a fender bender and a picnic, do we really need anything else?

  • “The two-block journey to the American Red Cross National Headquarters began eventfully, when, at roughly 11:04 a.m., a groundskeeper on the south lawn backed the green John Deere tractor he was driving into the motorcycle designated to lead President Bush’s motorcade. No one was on the motorcycle at the time of the accident. The tractor had an orange cart hitched to the back. A cluster of people, including the officer and the tractor’s driver, gathered around the motorcycle to assess the damage. They apparently deemed it safe for travel, as the officer drove it to the Red Cross headquarters a few minutes later. (It was unclear whether the groundskeeper was ticketed for the accident).” — Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Hearst News Service

  • “The president, vice president and their wives attended the annual Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House. The lawn was filled with wooden picnic tables covered with red and white table clothes. Several tents were set up to serve food, and there were balloons and sno-cones and a bubble machine for the children of members of Congress and their staffs. A small floor was set up down the hill for square dancing.” — Bill Theobald, Gannett News Service

  • “For those of a culinary bent, here is the menu, courtesy of the White House: Iced Watermelon Pops (Watermelon Wedges and Popsicle Sticks) All American Potato Salad Deviled Eggs Coleslaw with Apple Cider Vinaigrette Crisp Baby Iceberg with Cucumbers, Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Corn Dogs served with Spicy Mustard Grilled Black Angus Cheeseburgers Corn on the Cob served with ‘Hot’ Butter Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken served with Hot Baking Powder Biscuits Barbequed Ribs with Molasses and Spice Rub, served with Cornbread Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Coleman’s Mustard Brownies/ Blondies Strawberry Shortcake Star Cookies Uncle Sam Hat Cookies Ice Cream Sundaes with Chocolate Fudge Sauce and ‘all the fixins’ Vanilla Ice Cream” — Theobald