Sunday, July 03, 2011
One of my grandmothers had partial Quaker ancestry. A street in Philly is named for an ancestor. An ancestor used to own the land on which Swarthmore College resides. (No, that wouldn't count as a legacy admission.)
One summer in the 1930s in his college years, my father drove an elderly aunt out to California to meet the Quaker relatives. He told me that the Quaker relatives used "thee" and "thou" in their speech.
Nixon was a Quaker- or at least raised as one- who had no trouble making a decision.
And yes, Quaker schools are pretty damn good.