|(From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 30, 1867.)|
Saturday, January 19, 2013
President Obama will be sworn in for his second term in a private ceremony at noon tomorrow (Sunday, January 20). The public inauguration takes place on Monday. There's still something that bothers me from the president's first inaugural address: One of the very first things he said was, "Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath." This, of course, is incorrect. Grover Cleveland, who served two non-consecutive terms, counts as two presidents. So only 43 Americans have taken the oath. Don't make that mistake again, Mr. President!
Friday, January 11, 2013
the full story.) This was a surprise to me; for one thing, providing lifetime protection is expensive. Given the country's dire finances, you'd think the bill would've received more attention. Besides, it's my understanding that the 1994 law still allowed presidents to request lifetime protection for themselves and their families if they deemed it necessary, so, in a way, the new law is superfluous.
Monday, January 07, 2013
|Row 1 (L to R): Tom, Joyce, Phyllis, Karen, Barbara|
Row 2 (L to R): Steve, Tim, David, Matt, Sister Danielle
Row 3 (L to R): Brian, Robert
The picture at the top is our class photo from seventh grade (1978-79) at St. Agnes School in Sellersville, Pa. Of the eleven students in the photo, nine attended the reunion (as did two who missed picture day way back then). Pretty amazing!
|L to R: Karen, David, Phyllis, Colleen, Joyce, |
Matt, Tom, Steve, Tim, Brian, Phil