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Happy Birthday!

Postby Mike » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 08:44 AM

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!

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Jeepster » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 09:26 AM

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

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Jeepster » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 09:41 AM

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.

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Tom
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Jeff » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 12:26 PM

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


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Keep calm, and park it in the pocket

IKE is on Image too!

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby kiteking » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 01:58 PM

Dogs are bearded too

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Jeepster » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 03:12 PM

Jeff wrote:Image


Jeff,

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

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Mike » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 04:42 PM

I think I'm somewhere between Patchy McGee and Grizzled. :P
And dogs *are* great. Further evidence to prove my theory.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby chicagokite » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 04:59 PM

Ah yes a good day for birthday lets see Mike H And my mother !

Not same years :rotfl :rotfl :birthday:

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Postby Mike » Thu, Feb 12 2009, 07:45 PM

lots of good people born on this day.


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