Back in 1965, before the Pres married wife number one and while I was in my senior year of high school, the Pres was in the Navy. In the spring of 1966, he left for his "Mediterranean Cruise," where they went ashore in Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Sicily and Lebanon.
You may be wondering what this has to do with our present day existence so I'll show you...
This a hassock that we've had since we were together...the one the Pres got in Lebanon...is now sitting in our great room. Other than the leather being a little worn, it still stands strong, supporting his feet before and after a hard day's work.
One more thing. It is ugly though!