Monday, February 20, 2012

"four score and seven years ago

our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation,
conceived in liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition
that all men are created equal."

i had to memorize and recite 
lincoln's gettysburg address
when i was in high school.
{or was it junior high?  i can't remember that,
but i still have the part above committed to memory}
as much as i agonized over it at the time,
because of it, i have always felt like 
i have a special connection to abraham lincoln.
almost like he and i are friends.
it inspired me to learn more about him.
perhaps that was the point.
what a great man.
this knitted cowl is from an etsy seller in italy
i applaud her presidents' day enthusiasm.

extra credit:
do YOU know how many four score and seven is?
{yet another bonus to memorizing the gettysburg address}


Dawn said...

87 years!!! I win!! (well, really Toby wins...he's really smart :)

Emily said...

This was great!

Pam said...

lincoln looks good in green

Down and Out Chic said...

the photo cracks me up. he looks so cozy :)

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