Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln’

Happy Presidents Day!

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February 17th, 2014 Posted 8:41 am

“Washington and Lincoln,” Admin says. “Aren’t we due for someone of that caliber?”

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Fido

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November 21st, 2013 Posted 8:20 am

“With the Gettysburg anniversary and all,” says Admin, “have we ever discussed Fido, Lincoln’s dog?”

“Not to my knowledge,” says Spence. “But we could search the site.”

“Where’s the fun in that?” says Admin. “Lincoln loved Fido (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog) but 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.”

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Memorial Day

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May 27th, 2013 Posted 8:50 am

“Memorial Day was a response to the Civil War?” Spence says.

“Right,” says Admin. “In lots of ways we’re a very lucky country. For example, when we absolutely had to have someone like Lincoln, there he was.”

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan–to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.  (Second Inaugural)

 

 

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Election Day

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November 6th, 2012 Posted 7:21 am

“Voting?” says Spence.

“Yup,” says Admin.

“Who for, may I ask?”

“I’m writing in Lincoln. He’d do a better job, even in his present state.”

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