Thursday, February 23, 2012

Party down with Abe and George

Hammering on the keyboard was not on my President’s day to-do list. Although cleaning the house was. The long weekend slipped away and I never posted my favorite Abraham Lincoln quote. I did do some reading up on George and Abe . Funny thing is for the life of me, I could not get the Prince Song, “Party Like it’s 1999” out of my head. I knew that George Washington’s inauguration was in 1789, so I merged the year into that song and sang it on our hike.

 And as I cleaned.

And as I fed my flowers.

It kept playing over in my head, droning on like Obama’s many attempts at singing. Help me Founding Fathers, make it stop!

 “Tonight we’re gonna party like is 1789.”

How would one party like it’s 1789? Group quilting, butter churning and tossing back a draft of hard cider (men only, sorry Colonial women. It’s tea for you) while chatting about the following:

-          The pros and cons of smacking on wooden teeth.

-          Ten easy ways to motivate your slaves

-         Back pain from chopping wood to build houses and then having to chop more wood for furniture. There had to be an easier way.     

None of that late 1700’s chatter was happening here.  Last weekend was abundant with fun activities, except for the vacuuming, formally known as rug beating.  I tried to keep my balance every step of the way while appreciating this awesome America we are blessed to live in.

Oh, and before I forget. My favorite Abe quote hangs in our fourth grade class every February, and after five years, I have memorized it.
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." -
-- Abraham Lincoln
Cheers to Abe (a little late), clink!

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