Posts Tagged ‘Presidents Day’

Happy Presidents Day!

10 Comments »

February 21st, 2022 Posted 7:23 am

Although it’s actually Washington’s birthday (tomorrow). What happened to Lincoln’s birthday? It used to get its own holiday. But on the subject of Washington, in addition to being father of his country, he was something of a dog breeder, credited with the development of the American foxhound. He bred the Virginia hounds with French hounds he got from the Marquis de Lafayette and voila.

And in the end, when he could have been king, he walked away. What a lucky land, to have someone like him turn up when the need was greatest! And then lightning struck twice and we got Lincoln! Now we seem to be in a rather long interim between lightning strikes. But enough with the bloviating.

 

 

Share

Happy Presidents Day

10 Comments »

February 15th, 2021 Posted 7:32 am

Although not the actual birthday of either Washington or Lincoln, who used to have their own days. But since we wrote about Lincoln and Fido (the family dog) on Lincoln’s birthday, how about today we touch on Washington and the nation within? He was busy building this wonderful new human nation but he found time to do some dog breeding. GW bred his Virginia hounds with French hounds he got from the Marquis de Lafayette, creating the American foxhound. He led a rather full life.

Share

Happy Presidents Day!

8 Comments »

February 17th, 2020 Posted 8:09 am

We wrote about Lincoln and Fido (the family dog) on Lincoln’s birthday, so how about today we touch on Washington and the nation within? He was busy building this wonderful new human nation but he found time to do some dog breeding. GW bred his Virginia hounds with French hounds he got from the Marquis de Lafayette, creating the American foxhound. He led a rather full life.

 

Share

Happy Presidents Day!

22 Comments »

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.

Share

The Books



powered by wordpress | site by michael baker digital