A little wit. A little wisdom. And a little whatever. (February 20, 2017)

A little wit.

The potty mouth…(from SurferSam.com)
One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident.

toiletSomeone had given me a little ‘tea set’ as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of “tea,” which was just water.

After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was “just the cutest thing!”

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watched him drink it up.

Then she says, (as only a mother would know . . … )

“Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?”

abe-lincolnA little wisdom.

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” —Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865 (Read more about our 16th president.)

presidents-dayA little whatever.

Some Presidents Day trivia from The Oakland Press News

• Observed federally as “Washington’s Birthday” on the third Monday of February in honor of the first Commander-in-Chief’s birthday; George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732.

• Different states observe the holiday differently; some celebrate just Washington, others Washington and 16th president Abraham Lincoln (who was born Feb. 12, 1809), or a combination of several or all U.S. presidents. In Michigan, it’s officially called “President’s Day.”

• Presidents Day began in 1800 after the death of Washington in 1799 as a means to remember the “Father of the Country,” going unofficially observed through most of the 19th century.

• President Rutherford B. Hayes signed the holiday into federal law in 1879, but only for Washington, D.C.; it expanded to all of the states at the time in 1885.

• Is the first U.S. holiday to specifically observe an individual.

• Was incorporated into the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in the late 1960s, which shifted several federal holidays to predetermined Mondays to reduce employee absenteeism and provide a three-day weekend. Additionally, a provision was made to include both Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22) and Lincoln’s (Feb. 12).


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