Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln’

Lincoln’s Birthday

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February 12th, 2020 Posted 7:51 am

Our greatest president had a dog named Fido. (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog). Mary Todd L. refused to let Fido come to Washington when Lincoln won the presidency. He had photos of Fido taken in Springfield as a comfort for his sons (3 still alive at that point). Apparently Mary Todd L. had concerns about muddy tracks in the White House. Fido was still living in Springfield when they brought the body back. Fido attended the funeral.

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Happy Presidents Day!

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February 19th, 2018 Posted 8:03 am

(Not all presidents, just the two best. Although wasn’t it better when Abe and George had their own days? Nothing to be done – the future marches on, eyes closed.) Here’s something from Washington’s farewell address. Makes one think.

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.

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Happy Presidents Day

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February 20th, 2017 Posted 8:04 am

“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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This Dude …

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May 14th, 2016 Posted 8:14 am

… isn’t running, which is really too bad.

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