Do you know who spoke BEFORE President Lincoln at Gettysburg in 1863? It was Edward Everett. He was the main speaker that day. Do you know the first sentence of his speech? No, of course you don’t. Here it is.
Standing beneath this serene sky, overlooking these broad fields now reposing from the labors of the waning year, the mighty Alleghenies dimly towering before us, the graves of our brethren beneath our feet, it is with hesitation that I raise my poor voice to break the eloquent silence of God and Nature.
One year ago today at The Napkin Dad Daily – Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. This is one of my all-time favorite napkin drawings.