Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today, my mom is 70 years old. Her birthday is the same day as Abraham Lincoln's birthday. We used to joke that she was as old as Lincoln. She's actually older now than Lincoln lived to be (he was 56 when assassinated.)

Back when I was in elementary school, we knew that February 12th was Lincoln's birthday and February 22nd was George Washington's birthday. I remember getting a coloring sheet every year and telling the stories about returning pennies and chopping down cherry trees. Do children know that today is Lincoln's birthday?

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