Thursday, October 20, 2005

For Abe - little lesson in History

Ha! That's great mum!

My mum made a great comment on my last post, so I thought I needed to share something with everyone. For mum's sake. For Abe's sake.

If you know someone, ANYONE, who looks like the 16th US president Abraham Lincoln, you are here-by under OBLIGATION to purchase or otherwise procure a Stove-Pipe Hat for that individual. Male or female, either way. It must be done. Mum, that especailly includes Pastor Laurie!

Furthermore, it will then be your responsiblity to start throwing "Four score and seven years ago" into any and all conversations with said individual, whenever possible.

"When was the last time we had a lunch meeting?"
"Oh, I'd say about four score, maybe seven years ago."

"Who won the game last night?"
"The Yankees. The score was four and seven years ago."

PS> Isn't it funny how Lincoln said "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here," as part of his much-loved and oft-memorized Gettysburg Address? Then again, I think the speech only REALLY made it into the public eye when it was recited by those cute little kids in Schwarzenegger's 90's classic. Oh, the memories!


Mom said...


Great blog. Now I wonder where I can find a stovepipe? Pastor Laurie does look like Honest Abe - honest!

I think the 4 score years etc would be easy to introduce into conversation. It would make a cool bible referene for the reading of the day!

Chuckling to herself, Mom XX