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Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day

George Washington

First in War, First in Peace and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.
President's Day
A day to take a moment and appreciate the things we have and those great leaders who helped preserve and grow our nation.
Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
1 t. vanilla
2 sticks butter or margarine
2 egg yolks
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
maraschino cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large bowl, mix together vanilla, butter, egg yolks, & brown sugar.  Add flour and salt.  Mix well.  Form into 1" balls on greased cookie sheet.  Inpress thumbprint in center and add a maraschino cherry.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  Makes 3 doz.


Abraham Lincoln

Our 16th President
Fought to abolish slavery and to keep our nation united.  Our first President to be assassinated.

Yesterday, I was reading a blog by a school teacher who wrote about her mother gathering information concerning her family history.  This was before computer technology.  Being interested, the school teacher decided to pick up where her mother left off.  She located a cousin in Illinois and gained this information.  The cousin was 91 years old and told the story of her grandfather, who was a circuit court Judge, telling her the story that he met and talked to Abraham Lincoln who gave a speech at the courthouse.  I thought this was fascinating.
I pray for our President that what is best for our country will be persued.  I'm thankful for our past Presidents whose decisions were based on prayer to God almighty.

As you reflect on President's Day today, do so safely and humbly in thankfulness for those who are favored for the greatness they accomplished for the good of our nation.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming by Kris!

I am looking forward to hearing more about your trip planning!:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kris
The hat was made by a Charleston South Carolina artisan. I can't remember the grass it is made from. I bought it at the shop where it was made, about 6 years ago. This was in the historic district.

Anonymous said...

Yes you can use the photos. I would love to see the invitation when it is finished. Sounds wonderful!

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