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Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on December 23, 2012

Small stories that don’t merit full-length blog posts of their own:

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  1. Cotton Boll Conspiracy said, on December 23, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Being named the oldest-person in the world appears to be, literally, the kiss of death. As you noted, whoever receives the title is dead a short time later. If it were me, I would simply refuse the award, thereby ensuring many more decades of life.

    Someone really ought to investigate this macabre phenomenon.

  2. bryanac625 said, on December 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

    The movie could have been just as good without the profanity. But as I’ve said, what I like most about the film is that it portrayed Lincoln in some very human moments, like slapping his son and arguing with his wife. Of course, this doesn’t mean I enjoy seeing domestic strife but Abraham Lincoln deserves to be a regular guy, too.

    Knowing that Lincoln couldn’t resist telling bawdy, colorful jokes, I would not be surprised at all to know he used words like shit and fuck. But I understand it’s hard to see historic figures we’ve put on pedestals engaging in lewd behavior.

    Like David Barton, I’m also an evangelical Chrsitian. I believe that Lincoln was also affected by Christ in his lifetime. So was Private John Gleichmann, who served in Company A of the 136th Indiana Infantry. On May 29, 1864, he lamented that “the godlessnes is great, cursing and whoring cries to heaven. Men from our company, yes even married ones, have gone to whore houses and paid 5 and 6 dollars a night… The Christian is tested here.”

    And Corporal James G. Crawford of the 80th Illinois wrote to his parents in 1864 of the desperate need for “good Books or useful papers” or else his fellow soldiers “will be supplied with this worthless yellow backed ‘Literature’ so plentiful in every camp.”

    When I was in college, I went to hear David Barton speak on campus. I have also met other people from his organization, Wallbuilders. Like them, I am very encouraged when I read stories of personal faith from 150 or 200 years ago. Unfortunately, they haven’t provided me a satisfactory answer yet on how people of such Godliness could have tolerated enslaving Africans and destroying their lives and families or wiping out Native Americans and taking their land.

  3. Bummer said, on December 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Bummer felt that Andy and Brook’s battle with the loons, should not be of little note, but bear honorable mention. Sure was an eye-opener to the new blogger and definitely caused the “old guy” to reexamine his mind set on many levels of society.

    Bummer

  4. Freeman Walker walking free said, on December 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    What’s wrong with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer?
    I thought the concept was historically accurate even if the story line was a little vapid.

    Why is it we always refer to the Oldest Living person and never the oldest DEAD GUY?

    I see the (so called) Largest Confederate Flag flying almost every day at the intersections of Highways I-75 and I-4 in Florida.
    Sometimes I’m proud of my Southern Michigan heritage and other times I’m ashamed of what the southern states did to their fellow man for the sake of a few extra dollars. The more I think about it the more it makes me sick. The Constitution of the United States never gaves states the right to commit crimes against humanity.
    For Shame. Strike your colors, ya loosers.


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