Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. passed away last week at 95.

You’re thinking, “What makes him so special?” Lyon Tyler died 175 years after his grandfather left the White House! His grandpa was John Tyler, the 10th president, who was born in 1790. More amazing still is the fact that Lyon’s brother is still alive. As of about 10 days ago, John Tyler had two living grandchildren.

How can they have a grandfather born 230 years ago? President Tyler had 15 children over a long stretch of time, quite late in his life. He was 63 when his son Lyon Gardiner Tyler Sr. was born. In his turn, Lyon Sr. had sons when he was 71 (Lyon Jr) and 75 (Lyon’s brother, Harrison). Those sons, in their turn, lived to be very old men.

It has kind of a “Jack Torrance at the Overlook” vibe.

The President posed for two pictures of him “hard at work.” They were staged photo-ops, shot a few minutes apart, using two different back-drops. His activity can be seen in one of them. He is scribbling his signature with a thick marker.

“Throughout a pandemic that has now landed squarely in the West Wing, Trump officials — who routinely shunned masks — declined to institute thorough safety protocols to protect the White House press corps, according to interviews with reporters who now face the prospect of a rapidly escalating outbreak in their daily work space.”