Sunrise Heights Happenings
My article this week comes as we have observed Presidents Day. The thing on the bulletin board to remind us were silhouettes of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I guess who they are and what they did was very important at that time, both were probably good little boys with parents who encouraged them.
When I was in grade school I think now, of the incident of George maybe cutting down a cherry tree. I don’t even know if that was a fact and I think George said he didn’t do that. I’ve always wondered how that came out. Who did cut down the tree? Is his father the one who questioned George? I figure that if George had a little hatchet it was only natural for his father to suspect that George did it. Of course, just now I thought there could have been a hatchet involved.
As George grew up he was a fine man. When he heard a war was on and needed young men. So he felt it to be completely his duty to help.
George found a fine young lady for his wife. Her name was Martha. Then several years later, after George’s presidency, the a choice of the people of the U.S. was to name a tall, dark headed man named Abraham Lincoln as their President and he became renowned for his leadership in the what that was raging and slavery in the south was prominent.
As a kid in grade school, I was told I was a relative of Lincoln. Seems some lady of my Wisconsin relatives had a connection to Lincoln’s wife. The Todd name is said to be the name and I don’t think of that as special.
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