Colonel Theodore Roosevelt — he prefers that title to "President" now that he is out of office —stopped by the annual meeting of the Colorado chapter of the Wildlife Society down in Pueblo last night.
(Backcountry Hunters and Anglers was one of the sponsors, so I was there as a BHA member.)
The former chief executive was in fine form, telling jokes, recounting tales of using his powers to preserve millions of acres into national parks and monuments while also, with Gifford Pinchot and others, creating the national forest system.
And telling jokes about his hapless handpicked successor, William Taft.
He capped the evening by giving away a "Teddy's Bear" to the youngest member of the crowd, demonstrating that he retained a politician's knack for handling babies.
I hope that I look as good when I am 160.