This year, February is a month with quite a list of special events. Let's consider today.
This is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. I would venture to say that many of you are able to quote some of his words from memory. One speech that is particularly memorable is from "The Gettysburg Address."
"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,
but it can never forget what they, the brave men, living and dead, did here."
History has, of course, proven these words were incorrect for, while we do remember the "brave men at Gettysburg," we also remember those words spoken by Lincoln. They appear in encyclopedias and history books and have been repeated by many throughout the years.
More words that give insight into his personal convictions follow.
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but
I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right, and part (company) with him when he goes wrong."
When I was teaching, I had a favorite book that was available for the students.
What a difference Abraham Lincoln made in our country's history!
Not only is today Lincoln's birthday, it is also Mardi Gras! There will be great celebrating in New Orleans this evening! How about you? Do you do anything to call attention to this festive time?
|Colorful beads and masks for costumes!|
|What are these?|
RASPBERRY ROLL-UPS (recipe from bag of flour over 30 years ago)
1 cup butter
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
Red raspberry jam (I used Polaner seedless preserves).
- Combine butter and cream cheese; blend until smooth. Combine flour and salt; blend into butter mixture. Chill about 1/2 hour. Roll out about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2-inch squares. Spread each square with 1 teaspoon raspberry jam to within 1/4 of edges. Roll up firmly. Place rolled edge down on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees F. about 15 minutes. One dozen.
Now, excuse me while I go find that second cup of coffee!:-)
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