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Monday, February 22, 2010


Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

Do you know what TODAY is?

This past Saturday, there were some Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts visiting here at the Old Soldiers' Home, and they were very nice, handing each veteran a flower.

But, do you know what?

THEY didn't know what today, Monday 22 February 2010, is!

What about YOU?

Do YOU know what today is?

The Twenty-Second of February is the birthday of George Washington, born in 1732.

When I was a kid growing up, that was a national holiday, and in the school cafeteria, us kids always got cherry pie for dessert.

The Twenty-Second of February is also the birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, born in 1857, who created the Boy Scouts.

Unfortunately, the staff here at the Old Soldiers' Home is obviously unaware of the significance of this day.

Just look at the menu for today's chow in our mess hall.

What's missing?

There ain't no CHERRY PIE for dessert - - - on George Washington's birthday!!!

Folks, these are ELDERLY American military veterans living here.

We were raised differently.

We like our old traditions.

We like remembering the way this country USED to be, a long time ago.

Well, mox nix.

Actually, I've got some LITTLE DEBBIE cherry pies sitting here in my room, which I bought in our PX, but they're really old and dried out, and now, they don't taste very good.

Anyway, I just want folks to be aware of this day, and how important it is to our heritage.

Please, let the young'uns know, ESPECIALLY the young'uns.

Gosh, gee whillikers, we CAN'T let this go by!

Thank you.
Offical Bard of Clan Henderson
Washington, D.C.  20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions do not represent my Scottish clan."


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