Mary Ball Washington was quite the character. They say that behind every great man is a great womanand, sometimes, a pill of a mother. Take George Washington, for example. Americas first president made his way across the Delaware River, froze his buns off at Valley Forge, and led the fight for Americas independence, yet was helpless when it came to controlling his own mom.
Mary Ball Washington was, if historians are to believed, something of a handful a woman who got on her sons last nerve and who no doubt had the big guy pulling out his powdered hair by the fistful.