Today was President Lincoln’s Birthday. For some people today was a holiday, but for most of us, we didn’t get a holiday for Lincoln’s Birthday.
Our local library was closed today for Lincoln’s Birthday and will be closed again next Monday for Washington’s Birthday.
Most State offices like the East County Hall of Justice were closed in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday.
However, there was mail delivery on both days.
A bit confusing, but Lincoln’s Birthday is one of those floating holidays where different State and local government agencies determine whether to observe it or not and on which day.
I took the day off today, and took some time to look at some of my many books about President Lincoln. Someday I plan on reading through the complete Carl Sandburg series. There are six volumes that are divided between his Prairie Years and the War Years.
Here is just a sampling of some of the Lincoln books that I have. I know that I have at least 40 books about Lincoln.
You can see that I also have another set of the Sandburg Prairie Years books. They are a different edition and I had them before I acquired the complete set above.
It is too early for my Mister Lincoln roses bush to have blooms, but it has started to grow new foliage. It will not be long until I can watch for rose buds.
As I sit here writing this on my computer I just glanced down and looked at my Lincoln Marx Presidents figurine.
Washington and Lincoln have sat on top of my computer for quite some time, but I recently moved them to just below my screen as I have placed it on a stand. Most of the other Presidents in the Marx series are on a shelf in the living room. However, Jefferson has also joined Washington and Lincoln here on my desk.
How did you observe Lincoln’s Birthday?