Time was that Lincoln's birthday was observed on February 12
and again on February 22 we honored the father of our country with much retelling of the story of Washington's felling of the cherry tree, even though that may have turned out to be more fantasy than fact. We didn't know that at the time and "I cannot tell a lie. I did that with my little hatchet" was a lesson unto itself to children.
|Anne Van Tright with her son-in-law|
With that, she stepped down from her soapbox and went about her day.