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08/21/2008

Grandmothers Keepers of the Flame of History

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, reads to her grandchildren.  What better way to insure the widespread commemoration of Lincoln's birthday than to organize a circle of grandmother-readers.  We can also enlist honorary grandmothers for those who seek to draw closer to children.

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As a grandmother, educator and youth services librarian I find it refreshing to hear that we are taking our roles seriously in the area of reading to our children. How else will they learn if they do not hear, and how else will they think if they have not learned. History has all of the drama that fiction can offer and perhaps more. It gives our children a sense of where they have come from and a true trajectory for where they are going. Inspiration comes from those who have gone before us, making a stand for what they believed in. I for one, would like to encourage our youth to find historical people of character and learn from them and their resolve to make a difference in our world.

Posted by: bmather (djohnson@siouxcitylibrary.org) on 11/06/2008

As a grandmother, educator and youth services librarian I find it refreshing to hear that we are taking our roles seriously in the area of reading to our children. How else will they learn if they do not hear, and how else will they think if they have not learned. History has all of the drama that fiction can offer and perhaps more. It gives our children a sense of where they have come from and a true trajectory for where they are going. Inspiration comes from those who have gone before us, making a stand for what they believed in. I for one, would like to encourage our youth to find historical people of character and learn from them and their resolve to make a difference in our world.

Posted by: bmather (asykral@gmail.com) on 02/21/2009

Lincoln would approve.

Posted by: bmather (syosset79-1@yahoo.com) on 03/04/2009

08/08/2008

A TIME CAPSULE TO OPEN IN 3009

Today's Lincoln Bicentennial commissioners, historians and civic planners look back on the 100th and 150th anniversaries of Lincoln's birth, and sadly note that an acknowledgement of the tragedies of slavery and perpetuation of racism were not at the heart of

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It's entirely possible that come 3009, the people who dig up the capsule will be less technologically advanced than the people who buried it. Global catastrophe, anyone?

Posted by: bmather (2qazxc@gmail.com) on 04/30/2009

The story which the circuit court judge told you is kind of interesting. The time capsule is interesting too.

Posted by: bmather (support@nexgenfreelancer.com) on 06/13/2009

Is this "3009" or you mean 2009? I think you mean 2009 ... right?

Posted by: bmather (jack.william44@gmail.com) on 06/25/2009

At time Lincoln died, America was a fairly young nation in the world of imperialists. Foreign powers are that concept of rule by the people, for the people, was being challenged with America itself being torn apart. Lincoln would've been glad to see, that his vision of "...this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." is being realized. We should include, records and items that indicate that we are, at this moment, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, and that our nation is the embodiment of Lincoln's visions. For 1000 years from now, or even 100 years from now, this may no longer be true. As for items into the time capsule, I will refrain from putting in too many pop culture items. We will have to assume that people 1000 years from now may not be speaking modern day English, and what we consider fashionable today might look ridiculous to people in the future. Also, if possible, we should also include some design documentation, for some of everyday technologies. A lot of ancient technologies were lost in wars and nature disasters. Would be nice if whoever digs up the time capsule would be able replicate our technologies. Just in case if some nightmarish scenario happens to our civilization, we don't have the future as described by H.G. Well's Novel "The Time Machine".

Posted by: bmather (admin@jihoy.com) on 06/27/2009

Lincoln was an intriguing person, Great Idea!

Posted by: bmather (info@ischialive.com) on 06/28/2009

08/04/2008

A Town Hall Vision

Funded by the Fetzer Institute, the ALBC organized a planning meeting to envision ten Town Halls on wide ranging issues on Lincoln race, freedom, and equality of opportunity on Tuesday July 22 at the Wilson International Center for Scholars. Chaired

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nice article !

Posted by: bmather (hotelgrilli@libero.it) on 09/27/2008

I'm creating a "townbook" about Lincoln and would be very interested in organizing or partisipating a Town Hall meeting or somehow contributing to this bicentenial commision. I can be contacted at the email provided. Thanks

Posted by: bmather (aaron@acwolf.com) on 11/10/2008

Yes, i agree. Fantastic article

Posted by: bmather (sales@sporting-supplements.co.uk) on 02/19/2009

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