Monday, February 21, 2011

Brief President


President's Day, 2011; the day we celebrate and remember the births of George Washington, our country's first president, and Abraham Lincoln, perhaps our country's greatest president.

You can see all the presidents and take your time to learn more about them at the White House.

My thanks to Kim Komando for the link.

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The story is told by the wife of President Calvin Coolidge - and it is, apparently, a true story - of a dinner party attended by the Coolidges.

A young woman sat next to the President, who had become quite well known for his "frugality with words," and said to him, "I have a bet with a friend that I can get at least three words of conversation from you."

Coolidge turned to the young woman and said, "You lose."


[Good Clean Funnies List (and several other humor resources), verified on website referenced in red there in body of joke]

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WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: Perhaps in recognition of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, February is From Africa to Virginia Month. In recognition of February, it is also National Care About Your Indoor Air Month. And, lest we forget, it's National Pet Dental Care Month (remember, only floss the ones you want to keep!). It's National Engineers Week, and it's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Tomorrow is World Thinking Day, sponsored by the Girl Scouts, Wednesday is the anniversary of raising the flag on Iwo Jima, Thursday - as part of a week listed above - is Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day, and on Saturday we have International Sword Swallowers Day.

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