#1LinerWeds from Abraham Lincoln

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Illinois being "The Land Of Lincoln" (though he was born in Kentucky and spent a lot of time in Indiana), we used to get today off when I was in school. Now it’s a convenient excuse for a white sale.


One-Liner Wednesday is broiught to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now a word from Cope, the headache remedy for women.

13 thoughts on “#1LinerWeds from Abraham Lincoln

    1. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1970 moved most federal holidays to a Monday close to the original date. Washington’s birthday was February 22, and they moved it to the third Monday in February. Informally, it was renamed President’s Day and is meant to honor all presidents. Lincoln’s birthday was never a federal holiday, due to Southern animosity, but many states, including Illinois, declared it a state holday.

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  1. In NY we would get Lincoln’s birthday and Washington’s Birthday as days off from school. Now our kids get a week off from school starting on Presidents’ Day. That started in the 70’s, during the energy crisis, as a way to save heating costs.

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    1. Lincoln’s birthday wasn’t a federal holiday, but most northern states made it a state holiday. Never knew that until later. Good way to get a day off, isn’t it?

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