Monday, February 20, 2006

President Day

Normally I don't post on holidays.
But that is the thing about this
holiday. It doesn't really get
any respect.

President Day is thought of
basely another 3 day weekend
or a big deal at the stores for
a sale. Which seems to last
the rest of February.

When I was a kid, it was
February 12 for Lincoln and
February 22 for Washington
But someone thought two
days off was too much.

So they threw the two of them
together and called it President's
Day, also making it a Monday
holiday all the time, no matter
what day it came up. So it
became the Monday nearest
February 22. Presuming
because Washington was
our first President.

In the ads for the President
sale it is Washington that
gets the pictures and etc.
Abe is literally left out of the
picture.

I have never hear the others
mention. After all it is
PRESIDENT'S Day.
Nothing about the ones
who follow and before Abe.

To my mind comes
Kennedy, the two Roosevelt's
and my favorite Truman. All who
did great things. And I am
sure you have your favorites.

So to all the Presidents
from Washington to Bush.
Especially you, Harry.
Happy President's Day...

3 comments:

Toni said...

I am wondering how much the kids think about past presidents and just celebrate a day from school; my grandkids included. Did the King get the day off?

stebbijo said...

I have the day off - thanks to the Presidents!

maureen said...

HEY CIS
I WENT TO THE NORTH BEND OUTLET STORES
AND BOUGHT A COUPLE NEW OUTFITS AT 60% OFF, THANKS TO GEORGE AND ABE AND THE REST OF THE BOYS.
YOU'RE RIGHT THOUGH ABOUT IT SEEMS EVERYONE'S IGNORING THE REST OF THE PRESIDENTS. AND HOW CAN WE SOMEHOW CHANGE A PERSONS BIRTH DATE FOR OUR OWN CONVENIENCE???????
LOVE YA
MAUREEN