Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919). Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to His Children. 1919.

Josiah’s Passionate Day

Writing Senator Lodge on June 6, 1903, describing his return to the White House from his western trip, the President said:

“Josiah, the young badger, is hailed with the wildest enthusiasm by the children, and has passed an affectionate but passionate day with us. Fortunately his temper seems proof.”