Happy Presidents Day

“Let’s wish everyone a happy Presidents Day,” Spence says.

“But it’s actually Washington’s birthday, or close,” says Admin. “What happened to Lincoln’s birthday? It used to get its own holiday.”

“So you’re for more public holidays?” Spence says.

“I didn’t say that.”

“But I’m happy to,” says Spence. “More holidays! Life shouldn’t be work and nothing but.”

“Heard of globalization?” Admin says. “You’re too late.”

“Maybe and maybe not.”

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27 Responses to “Happy Presidents Day”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:44 am on February 20th, 2017

    Good morning everyone. We remember when holidays had a date and not a close Monday.

  2. B.Stover
    9:07 am on February 20th, 2017

    I much prefer retirement to work.

    According to my calendar, Lincoln’s birthday was February 12 and Washington’s birthday is February 22.

    Good morning all.

  3. BooBear
    9:37 am on February 20th, 2017

    Happy President’s Day from one who is working. Not a holiday around here..boo!!

  4. Kat
    11:00 am on February 20th, 2017

    Happy Presidents Day. Momma told me that there used to be holidays for both Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays, but then the greedy employers got them consolidated so that they only had to give their workers one holiday.
    Bee, I agree with you: retirement is so much better than work. I get all of my momma and dad’s time. And they are so darn happy and relaxed. Zeus, on the other paw, worries constantly that the money will run out and he will go hungry.

    Rio, sorry for my post-and-run last evening. Momma decided to invite neighbors over for beer at the fire pit at the last minute. I had to help host you know. It’s a hard life, but someone has to keep up appearances.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    12:09 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Chet, Spence, Admin: We Remember that too! Lincoln had His Own Holiday back in the day.
    At least Johnson gave us a 3 Day Weekend…always a plus.

  6. dawson
    12:14 pm on February 20th, 2017

    I think I remember getting a day off from school for Lincoln’s birthday and also one for Washington’s birthday back when I was young and it really was Happy Presidents Days.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Monday_Holiday_Act

  7. Masquers
    12:16 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Howlers: Yes, someone here remembers 2 presidential holidays in February once-upon-a-time.

    Fried/poached steak? Gag.

  8. Masquers
    12:17 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Dawson: Checking out your link now.

  9. BMALS
    4:42 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Masquers, I totally agree with your steak comment. Great way to ruin a good steak.

    And Dawson, ditto!

  10. BMALS
    4:43 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Dawson, Is your P.M. as cool as he appears to be?

  11. BMALS
    5:06 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Staff, we have had hundreds of cranes flying over for the last 3 days. Big migration. Where are they headed?

  12. Herd of Hounds
    5:17 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Hey BMALS, did you know that cranes fly with their necks stretched out and herons pull their heads back and fly with their necks curved.

  13. dawson
    6:26 pm on February 20th, 2017

    BMALS: No. Although he beats the last PM by a mile.

  14. dawson
    6:28 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Some of those cranes will eventually end up close to here.

  15. c.hobbitz
    6:37 pm on February 20th, 2017

    More holidays! I soooo agree. Americans are working themselves to death. An 8-hour workday is a joke. By the time you factor in transportation time and an unpaid lunch hour, it is easily10 hours from leaving home to arriving home again. It was in the 1920s that Americans got a 40-hour work week. I think almost 100 years later we can do better. Plus families can use more holidays and 3-day weekends. I also think that if people have to work on a federal holiday, they should get overtime pay. Getting off my soapbox.

  16. BMALS
    6:39 pm on February 20th, 2017

    HOH, I did not know that about their flying techniques.

  17. c.hobbitz
    6:43 pm on February 20th, 2017

    My cat rescue has been offered a 36-pound Norwegian Forest Cat to foster. I was very tempted but it doesn’t get along with dogs…plus Sadie and Mr. Big might run away if I brought home another cat.

    I have been shoveling for days and it is still snowing. Today I was sweeping the 18 steps down into the dog yard. As I was shoveling the dog yard, I noticed that Mr. Big had followed me half way down the stairs. He turned to go back up and Sadie was blocking the top of the stairs. Payback for Mr. Big as he does that daily to Sadie on the house stairs

  18. Herd of Hounds
    6:46 pm on February 20th, 2017

    BMALS, it’s a clue to use when birding or working on a migration bird count.

  19. Diane C.
    9:24 pm on February 20th, 2017

    (Sigh) Nearly the end of President’s Day weekend. I neglected to mention that out here in the Lower Left Hand Corner yesterday marked a sad and shameful anniversary–that of Executive Order 9066, 75 years ago.
    HOH–which are the big white ones–I saw one eating a lizard a few days ago (and I wish nature could be less red in tooth and claw).

  20. Herd of Hounds
    9:39 pm on February 20th, 2017

    DianeC, sounds like Egrets, could be Snowy or Common depending on size. One has yellow feet. They are related to Herons.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    9:48 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Your mention of FDR’s order reminded us of a Japanese-American mom taught with in Vista, CA. She always said her parents met at camp. She was 35 before she realized it was internment camp. The land her dad farmed is now the poinsettia fields in Encinitas.

  22. c.hobbitz
    10:00 pm on February 20th, 2017

    From the paper: 125,000 chickens were imported to Alaska last year compared to 39,000 the year before. Here is to all the backyard chicken farmers out there.

  23. Macy the dainty min pin
    11:20 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Prayers for Sweeden.????

  24. Masquers
    11:25 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Our pals Riõ and Beau are advising of computer problems again.

  25. Masquers
    11:26 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Macy: Lol.

  26. Masquers
    11:28 pm on February 20th, 2017

    Heading to bed…appointment in the early am.

  27. Staff
    11:43 pm on February 20th, 2017

    BMALS Those cranes are headed NORTH! heh heh heh

    We saw Canada Geese here yesterday!

    “I’m melting, I’m melting”
    Flood warnings up in parts of the state. I am worrit that my expensive parrot tulips will come up and FREEZE. The back yard and the front yard look like ponds.
    It feels like late March.
    Yeep.

    Nighty noodle

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