Sunday, February 15, 2009

Presidents' Day & Lincoln's Birthday

Dudeboy's message for Presidents' Day and the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's Birthday . . .

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Darwin/Lincoln Celebrations

Yesterday was the bicentennial of the birth of Darwin and Lincoln. We went to Hodgenville to see the state of Kentucky’s celebration of Lincoln’s birthday. I saw the governor speak right before they released the new Lincoln bicentennial penny, straight from the mint. The pennies have Lincoln’s cabin on the back—where he was born. I dressed up as Lincoln and saw three other Lincolns. But we didn’t see any other kids dressed up. Later, when we got home we had a cake to celebrate both their birthdays, and we watched a documentary about Darwin. As part of our homeschool, we’ve been doing “Where’s Darwin?” (reading from his Beagle Diary and finding the locations he visited on Google Earth). He never mentioned his birthday on the 12th . . . He only talked about being seasick!
Dude Boy

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Darwin Day 2009

February 12th is fast approaching and I am sure most all of you are very aware that the 12th is Darwin Day! But it isn’t just any Darwin Day . . . This is the 200th anniversary of his birth. Also, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. All this to say, Dudeboy has a special message to share with you.

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=8To61tSrfaI

Yammerschooner!