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Saturday, November 16, 2013

The hardest thing I ever done


Orange house.


Next door.




Juicer. I went looking for juicest, but it was not to be found.

* Invitation to Gettysburg.

* How Kids Helped Buy a Copy of Gettysburg Address:

As a boy in the 1940s, Gene Rubley got a nickel allowance every week — money that would pay for a 4-cent ticket to see a double feature at a Springfield movie theater, with a penny to spare for candy.
"That was my Saturday," the Illinois resident, now 83, said, adding that as the country recovered from the Great Depression and entered World War II, "We didn't have anything."
Yet Rubley gave that prized allowance up for a time as part of an effort by some of the youngest residents of Abraham Lincoln's home state to obtain a copy of the president's Gettysburg Address.

* On Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the Patriot & Union got it wrong:

"We pass over the silly remarks of the President. For the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall be no more repeated or thought of."

* One hundred fifty years later, its predecessor regrets the error.

* I'm sure what few Chicago credentials I have left after all these years will be ripped away from me when I utter this admission, but I don't like deep dish pizza either.

* Anvil.

* Roofs.

* Was to walk away from you (EAM38, whoever you are: Beautiful).

Posted by Marie at November 16, 2013 8:54 PM