Sunday, November 20, 2005

Abe Fu#&ing Lincoln

So last night was officially the best. Ben Bratsche and Lucas Schnoebelen ventured out for a night on the town of Gettysburg. Now if you are familiar(as I was) with Gettysburg's history, Google it. I got the pleasure of hearing it first-hand from people dressed like civil-war soldiers, infantry, etc. Women dressed the part too.

So I will now show the pictures. Pictures say about as much as words do. But these pictures are quasi-ridiculous.

The William Walker house. Owned and operated by Stan and Judy McGee. If you ever want endless food, spirits, singing go here on November 19th, but remember to take your shoes off at the door. Screw "wedding crashers", new fad, "civil war re-enactment party crashers."

And then there was Judy McGee. Stan and Judy live in the house. Deer bologna.

This guy was 162 years old if my memory serves me correctly. (Note: As the Stan and Judy McGee house we gathered around a piano and sang songs. I would like to that my elementary music teacher Mrs. Harris for making me learn all 6 verses of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. )

2nd oldest man in Gettysburg.

Ben talking to Jeremiah Trotter about rattlesnakes. Notice the wallpaper.

Luke and Maggie McGinty. A woman doesn't get much more beautiful. And the party wasn't over when she started singing.

Bratsche, Schnoebelen, Rum Soaked See-gar, The Glen.

Luke and Abe.

This is the exact location where Abe dropped the address bomb 142 years ago. 2.5 minutes of Abe, the guy before him spoke for 2.5 hours and no one remembers what he said, that seemed to be the case in Gettysburg. The picture on the left is mine, on the right is someone elses, same angle, kind of creepy. Thanks Abe. Ben and I cheers' you.

They buried the men at cemetary at the cost of $1 a person. Whether they knew who they were or not.

Gettysburg National Cemetary. This is an illumunation of the cemetary on the eve of the anniversary of the day Lincoln gave his address 142 years beefore. The creepy part, it was a bit windy and not a single one of the paper bags caught on fire. Very awesome experience, guy playing TAPS in the cool night air. Amazing sight. The lumaniries are placed in front of each grave.

Yes that is a rum-soaked cigar I bought for $1 from a soldier in a tent while I was holding a rifle. What.

This guy couldn't play it, that's why I'm laughing, sounded like a cow dying and farting simultaneously.

Gettysburg Address (Given by Abe in 2.5 minutes)
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What hot stallions...that is all I will say...