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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Honest Abe

With the Valentine’s party over and done..we have moved on to celebrate yet another holiday in February.  

Happy Birthday President Lincoln

This is our treat table for after dinner snacking….we have LimeaBe, 4 Skor, Our Pretzel Log Cabin, and our new book “I Am Abraham Lincoln”


First up we have LimeaBe in honor of his nickname…


Next we will pay tribute to his famous Gettysburg Address:

On Nov. 19, 1863 President Lincoln delivered this speech (oration) to dedicate the cemetery where thousands of soldiers were buried after the bloody battle of Gettysburg. He spoke for just two minutes. He spoke after a very famous orator(speech giver) Edward Everrett. Mr. Everrett spoke for two full hours, but the words we remember belonged to the president.  It begins


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.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long
endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

#Our Project of the Day  #Log Cabin…

We love living in “Aunt Julie’s Log Cabin”…and K thinks this is what we are talking about, he doesn’t really care if someone long ago had to live in a cabin without running water, electricity, and an indoor bathroom…he just knows that he loves his Aunt Julie’s Cabin. 


There is so much more to learn  - his years in the White House, his many failures, and of course the famous Penny….so we are lucky that we have this new book to cover those topics.   I Am Abraham Lincoln



This delightful story tells about how much Abraham Lincoln enjoyed reading and writing, and why these good habits are so very important. The author also introduces the topic of how we sometimes are forced to deal with bullies, and why it's important to stand up for what you believe in.

In addition, Brad Meltzer includes in this intriguing story why cheating is unfair, hurting animals is wrong, and doing the right thing will make you a better person. The story also teaches self-respect, and the true meaning of freedom, and justice for all.

This interesting story also discusses why slavery is wrong, and the Civil War is included in the story as it defines why it was important to fight for freedom, and end slavery, and the war. The author highlights that all men are created equal, why our voice is to be heard when something is wrong, and why injustice should not be allowed.  Love this book!

And so we end our salute to our 16th President…Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln.

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