Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy 201st Birthday, Abe!



When I was young we observed both Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th and Washington’s birthday on February 22nd. Nowadays there is only “Presidents Day” or “President’s Day” or “Presidents’ Day” or whatever it is. Pick a president, any president. Or pick ’em all, if that suits you. Never mind about stuffy old Abraham Lincoln and even stuffier and older George Washington. Never mind about their individual, laudable accomplishments. In today’s climate of groupthink and political correctness, someone’s self-esteem might suffer if one person is recognized above another.

I don’t care. You can read lots of stuff about our 16th president here.

5 comments:

Pat - Arkansas said...

Ditto! (using Gardening Daughter's computer; I hope mine will be repaired and back home by this time next week.)

Are you snowed in? We still have cold temps and snow on the ground, but it's slowly going away. Keep your powder dry, RWP.

Putz said...

yes, pat from arkansas, we still do have snow on the ground, about 4 FFET of snow on the ground, oh to stay with the theme of this bog, happy 2001 birthday abe

rhymeswithplague said...

Not snowed in, exactly, but we have three inches of snow on our azalea bushes, pine tree limbs, maple trees, and patio furniture. Lovely! But our dog is very confused.

Sam said...

Hear, hear, my sentiments exactly!

Katherine said...

Those Presidents have something to answer for! Couldn't they constitutionally limit the snow?