|George Washington - the first president of the United States of America|
George was a man of integrity and never lost heart as he led our fledgling country to independence back in the 1700s.
I was listening to NPR this week and the announcer said on "President's Day" - February 17 - that "today was the birthday of George Washington . . .". Dude - just because we celebrate both Lincoln's (Feb. 12) and Washington's (Feb. 22) birthday on the same day - to conserve holiday time off - doesn't mean that it's literally the ACTUAL day. And this guy was not young, so he had to remember when we had both days off from school.
I remember when I was in school (a hundred years ago) that we actually celebrated BOTH days as holidays. Sigh. We've lost sight of how important each man was to the founding and birth pangs of our new country.
Those who don't live here - just overlook my tribute. I LOVE AMERICA and wouldn't want to live (for an extended period of time) anywhere else. America: the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE.
Happy Birthday, George. And thanks to Windham Fabrics for that awesome fabric released several years ago (Old Glory). Gotta love it and find something awesome to do with it. Maybe give it to my daughter who is a high school teacher? Hmmm . . .
How about a giveaway? Only to USA residents. Just leave a comment and I'll have a giveaway of 1 yard of this fabric (this guy's head is HUGE on this fabric).
Tell me what you'd do with it!!! Contest over Monday, February 24 at midnight.