Lakeside’s Presidential Product Match-up EXPLAINED
On on our Lakeside Facebook “What’s New” page (click here to view), we matched Lakeside products with various US Presidents. We asked if you could guess why we matched the product with the President. Could you figure it out? Check out the answers below.
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Jimmy Carter -> Gourmet Peanuts
Carter grew up on a peanut farm and was a peanut farmer
Ronald Reagan -> Movie Popcorn Set
Reagan was an actor and his most notable films included Knute Rockne, All American, Kings Row, and Bedtime for Bonzo
William Howard Taft -> Bathtub Clock
Taft was the heaviest President at 332 pounds. There is a story that he became stuck in the White House bathtub, and after which he had an oversized tub installed for his use.
Gerald Ford -> Michigan Wolverine Book
Ford played center and linebacker for the University of Michigan’s football team in the early 1930’s.
Teddy Roosevelt -> Bear Lantern
In 1902 on a hunting trip, Roosevelt famously ordered the mercy kill of a wounded black bear. A toy maker was given permission by Roosevelt to use his name for his toy bear, creating the ‘Teddy Bear.’ Since then, bears and later bear cubs became associated with Roosevelt.
James Polk -> Camera
Polk is the earliest president to have surviving photographs taken during his term in office.
Harry S. Truman -> ‘S’ Monogrammed Blanket
Truman’s middle name is simply the letter ‘S.’ His parents chose the letter to please both of Harry’s grandfathers whose names each started with the letter ‘S.’