Happy Birthday, Mr. President – Honest Abe and Norma Jeane

Tara Hanks’ American Legends: Honest Abe and Norma Jeane

“My father is Abraham Lincoln – I mean I think of Lincoln as my father. He was wise and kind and good. He is my ideal, Lincoln. I love him.” – Marilyn Monroe, to author Maurice Zolotow

It’s 1954, and Marilyn Monroe stands in her shiny black Cadillac – given to her in lieu of payment for a television appearance. The car’s top is down, and palm trees in the background indicate she’s in her hometown, Los Angeles.

Monroe is 28, but her pale skin and blonde hair makes her look younger. She’s wearing a pink gingham shirt, tied above the waist, and dark blue jeans. She’s wearing Joe DiMaggio’s wedding ring. Sexy yet eternally gamine, she seems carefree and relaxed – a very modern movie star.

Marilyn Monroe Sings Happy Birthday

** Abraham Lincoln’s birth was on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, KY

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George H.W. Bush – RIP

The *Chron reports, “Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94.

George Herbert Walker Bush, whose lone term as the 41st president of the United States ushered in the final days of the Cold War and perpetuated a family political dynasty that influenced American politics at both the national and state levels for decades, died Friday evening in Houston. He was 94.

George H.W. Bush Sky Diving at 90
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Trump Displays Class Act Returning Marine’s Hat

From the Daily Caller, “Trump Stops To Pick Up Marine’s Hat“.

While boarding Marine One at Joint Base Andrews on Saturday night, President Trump stopped twice to pick up a Marine’s dress hat that had been blown away by the wind.

Trump arrived at Joint Base Andrews following the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, where he had his first face-to-face meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

While heading toward the Marine One helicopter, Trump noticed that one Marine had lost his dress hat to the wind.

Trump picked up the hat just in front of the steps to the helicopter and placed it back on the Marine’s head while giving him a couple of affectionate pats on his arm.

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Trump Restores Bust of Winston Churchill to White House

The Washington Times reports that “President Trump returns bust of Churchill to Oval Office“.

Winston Churchill is back in the Oval Office.

On his first day in office, President Trump brought back a bust of the legendary British prime minister to the West Wing, after President Obama had removed it. Mr. Obama replaced it with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reporters who were summoned to the Oval Office Friday night to witness Mr. Trump signing an executive order noticed the Churchill bust had been returned to the Oval Office.

From Wikipedia, a brief history of Winston Churchill.

Out of office and politically “in the wilderness” during the 1930s because of his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His speeches and radio broadcasts helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult days of 1940–41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood almost alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured.

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Obama Fiddles While Archduke Assasinated

Well, maybe he wasn’t ‘fiddling’, but was only golfing.  And maybe it wasn’t Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria that was assasinated, but the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey G. Karlov.  Maybe the metaphors are a bit haphazard, but the fact remains that Barack Obama will get his 36 holes of golf in no matter that the “sky is falling” or not.

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