Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Roosevelt & Lincoln Alive and Well

Today was Plum Grove Library Book Club day, 1st Tuesday of each month.  My friend, Ginny, invited me to join her for this monthly gathering.  No books to read, just come, have a few sweet and savory treats and enjoy.  Each month they invite a "book reviewer" and it's always quite fun to anticipate who it will be and what exactly they will present.  I did not attend last month because of my trip to Colorado, but September's treat was a presentation of Emily Post.  What a hoot she was.  The "book reviewer" was dressed as Emily, spoke like Emily, and shared some interesting facts on the Queen of Manners. 

Today was also a real treat (I must have "trick or treat" still in my brain because I keep using the word "treat").  Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln came all the way from ?? to speak to us about their experiences as Presidents of the USA during war-times.  Actually it was quite clever.  There was a moderator, she would ask questions and each would have a turn to reply.  All very fun and I must say rather informative.  FDR was great, wheelchair and all.  Abe looked like the Civil War or his wife, Mary had really taken a toil on him.  But all in all it was positively a well spent, pleasant afternoon. 

I was able to snap a couple of photos during their talk and I think you will agree there is a remarkable resemblence to the "real" FDR & Abe. 

"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate.  It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all"
                                                                                                                                      ~  Leo Rosten

And I think in the case of these 2 Presidents, the above quote is definitely true. 

Until next time.......


  1. I would love to attend something like this. I love history now.. But didn't give a hoot about it when I was young. Sounds like you had a good time.

    Hugs, Linda

  2. Fabulous! and your photos are so clear and sharp!

  3. These are soooooo cool. Great captures -- So much fun I would loved to be there. You find the best to shoot.

    Hugs darlin


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