Thursday, February 16, 2006

February 12, 1809

Abraham Lincoln's birthday passes with little fanfare. I feel the need to provide a short tribute.

As one lives along, often one discovers little tidbits of information that is not part of the general knowledge pool about someone or something in history.

Lincoln, while peering into a mirror, stated, "Abe, you are indeed the ugliest man on the face of the earth. If I perchance ever meet someone more homely, I will shoot him dead on the spot as an act of mercy."

Lincoln was given the nickname, 'Honest Abe'. Now, couple that with the fact that his two adult professions were as a lawyer and a politician. Oh, how times have changed. I wonder if he ever sold used buggies and horse-drawn carriages, too.

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