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February 22, 2024

No mail Monday. No banks open Monday. It was Presidents’ Day! I can remember when President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln each had their birthdays observed this month. Then they were lumped together to create Presidents’ Day. I guess I’m thankful that Washington and Lincoln still have their birthdays observed in some matter, but their names are not included on most calendars.

Recently a media broadcaster went out into the public to ask questions, testing the history knowledge of the younger generation. It did not go well. One young woman was asked who was the first president...

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