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Lincoln Trails And Loving Tales, It's February

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

February 16, 2011

Several have been celebrating the warm surge and the sudden melting of the heaps of snow, in spite of the fact we are experiencing soft country lanes and our roads' muddy puddles almost everywhere.

It seems washing our vehicles may be a regular process for awhile.

Despite our blizzard a few weeks ago, Mr. Groundhog managed to see no shadow and predicts that Spring will be coming early.

The Quill have had numerous reports of Robins in the area who apparently didn't take time to even leave for the winter. I have spotted a couple in my trees, and the girls at the courthouse said trees were full of Robins last month.

I have been receiving a lot of interesting news items about Abraham Lincoln for the last couple years and now I am receiving a lot of information about the only born and raised Illinois President Ronald Reagan who would be, if still alive, 100 years old this month (born Feb. 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois). That being said, February has to be the best month to be born for an upcoming President, and Illinois farmland or small towns are good places to acquire good Midwestern values for the job.

The Republicans are having their Lincoln Day dinner on Presidents Day Monday at the Terre Haute Church Fellowship Hall with newly elected Congressman Bobby Schilling and Representative Norine Hammond who was appointed to office after Representative Rich Myers passed away, as the keynote speakers. Hopefully they will have some loving tales to tell us about their new jobs.