Saturday, February 07, 2009

birthday planning

As some of you may know, Abraham Lincoln has a birthday coming up. No need to rush out and buy him anything. He doesn't need any aftershave. Still, I think it's important the day is noted. He was a great man. Over the Holidays, I flipped through a book about Mr. Lincoln. Apparently, shortly after his assassination, his son Tad asked someone if his father was in heaven.

Whomever he asked replied, 'Yes.'

Upon hearing that, young Tad seemed satisfied -- pleased. He said something to that effect, and then noted, 'This place wasn't good for him.' And it was pretty clear he wasn't simply talking about the White House.

Upon reading that, I just wanted to ruffle the hair on top of that kid's head. It's clear to me that he (Tad) was like his dad; he was someone who got it. And there aren't many people who get it in this world. Most of them who do are either hanging silently on walls in staid museums or sitting frozen on granite horses in the hearts of city parks.

That being said, there are lots worse places to be than here. You can't get falafel on the moon.

In closing, look for another Tale of Abe Lincoln in tomorrow's post, as we continue to celebrate his life and legacy here at Citizen. I might even buy a cake..

2 Comments:

Blogger Missy said...

Falafel King does not have a moon base? What?

1:57 PM  
Blogger Citizen said...

It doesn't YET, Missy. It's still pretty early in the 21st Century, though. Keep that in mind.

5:56 AM  

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