Feb 132011
 

This weekend, two of my dearest friends, Julie and Kelly, are in town visiting.
When we first started planning weekend to-do lists and festivities, I had a revelation…

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There was talk of my “making” everyone wear top hats and faux beards while bowling.  [Clearly, there would be no “making” – who wouldn’t want to celebrate President Lincoln’s birthday with a dress up bowling party?!] My friend Jenn, however, nixed the idea of any kind of dress-up party.  Apparently, she thinks the bowling alley would be against costumes.

Instead, Saturday morning, I got to work preparing special Birthday Celebration Breakfast :)

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It started with a Handmade Christmas 2010 gift that my mom’s best friend, Miss Judi, sent me – homemade pancake and syrup mix!

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Add a few shakes of magic. 

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And, of course, every good pancake needs a great accessory.

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From the Abraham Lincoln quote & fun fact page-a-day calendar Kelly gifted me this weekend:

Abraham Lincoln was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks in a one-room log cabin on the 348-acre Sinking Spring Farm in Kentucky.  He was not given a middle name.

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More Lincoln #PresidentialFunFacts

In the 1860 presidential elections, Lincoln did not campaign on-road.  He focused on “back in the day” social media – distribution of posters, leaflets and newspaper editorials. and WON!

Abraham Lincoln is the only President to hold a patent.  His was for a device that was created for keeping shipping vessels buoyant over shoals. The patent number was 6469, issued on May 22, 1849.

Lincoln was the tallest President at six feet, four inches; a full foot taller than the shortest President, James Madison.

Abe liked pancakes too. [I mean, I think so, anyway.]

  9 Responses to “Twenty Score and Two Years Ago”

  1. Omg Heather – those pancakes are incredibly cute! As someone who shares a birthday with good ole George Washington, I totally appreciate going all out for president’s day!!!

  2. those may be the cutest pancakes ever! very festive!
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  3. Awwww, I love your pancakes! So fitting! ;)
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  4. THIS IS SO AWESOME! Hahahhhaa. Amazing. I bet they tasted delicious, too. :)
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  5. Those made me laugh out loud! Those are the cutest things!

  6. Seriously! I think those pancakes make you my hero!

  7. you are awesome. i love your presidential facts and those pancakes are great. :)

  8. And this is why I love your blog. I thought I was the only one obsessed with presidents! I’ve read so many good books about Lincoln lately… he’s made his way into my top three favorite presidents :)
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  9. [...] don’t need fancy, expensive tools to craft an extra special breakfast.  A jar of sprinkles, an image of an icon, or some childhood building skills can be the secret of success for your breakfast master piece.  [...]

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