This past weekend held lots of fun and excitement. What a crazy day! Folks from Jacksonville, Valdosta, Dothan, Moultrie, where news releases about the event were sent, and more were seen carrying shopping bags as they went to shops and eateries near Havana’s downtown stage and fountain.
People were dancing and toe-tapping while enjoying the nine bands who provided free entertainment all day long. Havana veterans John Scott, Rick Schenker, Kenny Lewis, Mike Moore, Vince Sbordone, Joe Brata and their helpers should all be congratulated for bringing a class act day of music to town! The event benefited Tallahassee’s Veterans Village.
Coupled with having five houseguests during the previous couple of weeks, a family member in the hospital, the 4th of July festivities put on by Havana veterans, and an absolutely manic day Saturday with the Havana Merchants Association’s (HMA) well-advertised sidewalk sale, which continued on Sunday, I am pretty beat. So please forgive me for taking an easy way out and sharing a little ditty that’s been around for a long time.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Now it gets really weird:
Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Now hang onto your seat:
Lincoln was shot at the theater named ‘Ford.’
Kennedy was shot in a car: A ‘Lincoln’ made by Ford.
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.