TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2018
JUST MISSED THAT ADDRESS!
Seven score and 14 years ago yesterday
President Abraham Lincoln delivered a
speech in Gettysburg Pennsylvania that,
according to his own words, would be
little noted nor long remembered by the
Boy, did he get that wrong!
Who hasn't heard or maybe even
been forced to memorize and recite those
272 words at one time or another?
For kids today it may be one of the
few things they know about Lincoln.
Except that they named a car and a
tunnel after him!
And "a score" to most is something
they hope their football team will do.
This may be a good time to clear up a
big misconception about that famous
speech. It was not written in a train on the
way to Gettysburg!
There are five know copies and each is
written in a steady even script which would
have been virtually impossible to do on a
train back in the Civil War era. Way too
You kids might want to impress your
teacher with that bit of historic trivia.
If that doesn't work you can wow
everyone in the class with some important
information I've come up with through my
If you are ever asked if you know the
Gettysburg address, the correct answer is
97 Taneytown Road!
That's the National Cemetery where
Lincoln made the speech. It's the
Gettysburg address address!
Hope you're all impressed with my
historical knowledge and that all your
NEWS is good!