Saturday, May 11, 2013

President Lincoln Pays Bethlehem a Visit

Kendall Bolden, age 4, and Avery Bolden, age 7, meet Abraham Lincoln

About thirty kids were amazed on May 10 when our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, dropped in on the Bethlehem Public Library for a visit. He does like to read. He likes to tell stories, too, and regaled everyone with tales from his own childhood. He also spoke about his ascent to our nation's highest office during the Civil War. That came with the help of Pennsylvania, which voted for him twice.

After his presentation, Abe was peppered with questions from many fascinated kids, fueled by pretzels and cookies supplied by the library. One asked why Americans really had to fight each other. Though he tried, even Lincoln was unable to answer that question.

Asked how tall he was when "fully grown," Lincoln responded that he was 6'4", but he's shrunk since then. "We're downsizing," he quipped.

Finally, one boy wanted to know whether Lincoln really hunted vampires.

Thanks to a grant from Northampton Community College, Lincoln was portrayed by Jim Getty, who just happens to live in Gettysburg.

10 comments:

Mickey Boyd said...

Pennsylvania voted for him twice; Northampton County did not vote for him either time.

Anonymous said...

He would be out of step with the modern Republican Party.

Anonymous said...

He looks great for his age.

Anonymous said...

Jim Crow was a card-carrying, proud Democrat, 10:30 PM.

Anonymous said...

You know you can't talk about Jim Crow, 10:30 PM ...

... so shut your fucking mouth about the Republican Party already, Asshole.

Anonymous said...

1030 makes an excellent point. Lincoln was one of the better Democrats the Republican Party ever had.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised he did not hold a press conference or swanky cocktail party and endorse Callahan!

Anonymous said...

But today he is a card-carrying, proud Republican, 10:46.

The old Southern Strategy, still working.

Anonymous said...

"I'm surprised he did not hold a press conference or swanky cocktail party and endorse Callahan!"

we're working on it

Anonymous said...

John Brown committed treason by attacking the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Now he wants to be county exec.