Friday, May 11, 2007

Not better than my fathers

Elijah noted, "I am not better than my fathers." That thought, containing in it the sub-idea, "I am not wiser than my fathers," has been a guiding beacon to me for a number of years. Once I thought I was. I was so very, very wrong.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Great Presidential campaign slogans

PRESIDENTIAL SLOGAN CONTEST. So who are the winners in the all-time great presidential campain slogans? Here they are:
3rd place - Fifty-four-forty or fight.
2nd place - I like Ike.
and the winner . . . . .
Tippicanoe and Tyler, too.

In last place - well, I don't know, but it probably has something to do with nuke-you-lar.

Mama and FDR

My mother was born in January 1929. Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated in January 1945. He died in April 1945. Assuming she was not conscious of presidential politics at the age of three, she had turned sixteen years old before she had any direct remembrance of a president other than FDR.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Because Of You

I just bought a copy of Deanna Durbin's "Because Of You." You can watch it when it comes in (for only a nominal fee.)