Monday, February 21, 2005

Happy President's Day!

Today is President's Day. That wonderful day when kids, dressed up as their favorite president, look for their shadows, knock on stranger's doors, search for hidden gifts, and bring them home to pile under the President's Tree. Then at night, after their dinner of corned beef and cabbage, they exchange their pink and lacy President's Day cards to each other, then head outside to shoot off some fireworks. The evening ends with everybody hugging and kissing at midnight, and singing "Auld Lang Syne". Ah, the memories!

Of course, there are those who won't celebrate President's Day. Won't take the time to remember all that Pres. John Tyler did for his country (including fathering 15 children!). Won't care that Pres. Chester Arthur remodeled the interior of the White House to the grand stature it enjoys now. These people will still go to work or to school or whatever they do just as though today was like any other day. Or even worse, accept the three-day weekend without reflecting for a moment as to why they've got it! Missing out on the joys of one of the truly meaningful days of the year. Sad.

In spite of the fact that Hallmark doesn't even acknowledge the holiday (but they do have cards for "Sister's Day" on Aug. 5th! No "Brother's Day", but there IS a "Sister's Day!!! What's the world coming to???), I would like to personally wish all my readers a very Happy President's Day! May it be all that you hoped it would be!

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