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Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 08:44 AM
by Mike
Happy Birthday to two great guys who turn 200 years old today:
Abraham Lincoln & Charles Darwin

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It's all about the beards my friends--those of the hirsute visage are destined for greatness!

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 09:26 AM
by Jeepster
Mike wrote:Happy Birthday to two great guys who turn 200 years old today:
Abraham Lincoln & Charles Darwin

It's all about the beards my friends--those of the hirsute visage are destined for greatness!


I second the bicentennial birthday wish to two very intellectual folks who, although vilified for their beliefs during their life time, have left us with an indelible legacy.

As to the root of their greatness, I would suggest that another physical characteristic had a greater contribution ... and no, not their male gender. Besides, Abe was the first president to have a beard ... and about three decades later that fad had run it's course amongst the leaders of our country.

Good morning ... and a very good morning it is ... only two weeks 'til sand appears between our toes.

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 09:41 AM
by Jeepster
Speaking of birthdays for giants in our past, don't forget that Robert Wadlow has a birthday coming up on the 22nd of February. Had he not died at 22 years of age, he would be celebrating his 91st birthday.

Don't know who Robert Wadlow is? He's known as the gentle giant. There's a life size statue of him in Alton, Illinois ... down near St Louis. It's a jaw dropping experience to stand next to the statue and look up at his 8' 11" of height. There's also a bronze copy of his specially made chair ... makes you feel like a kid again to sit in it.

If you're in that area this summer, make a side trip to visit the statue ... especially if you have your kids with you.

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 12:26 PM
by Jeff
Mike wrote:
It's all about the beards my friends--those of the hirsute visage are destined for greatness!


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Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 01:58 PM
by kiteking
Dogs are bearded too

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 03:12 PM
by Jeepster
Jeff wrote:Image


Jeff,

Maybe the Bunny-down style ... but really, it looks like Mike didn't even make the list ... doesn't it?

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 04:42 PM
by Mike
I think I'm somewhere between Patchy McGee and Grizzled. :P
And dogs *are* great. Further evidence to prove my theory.

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 04:59 PM
by chicagokite
Ah yes a good day for birthday lets see Mike H And my mother !

Not same years :rotfl :rotfl :birthday:

Dave
www.chicagokite.com

Re: Happy Birthday!

Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2009, 07:45 PM
by Mike
lots of good people born on this day.