Washington’s Cherry Tree

Point to ponder on this President’s Day. Did George Washington really cut down his father’s cherry tree? And if so, did he confess saying “I cannot tell a lie; I did it with my little hatchet”? Today historians say the whole story was made up by an embellishing biographer trying to make our first President a model for truth and morality (and sell a few books). How’s that for bursting the bubble of what I