Sunday, February 15, 2015

President's Day

President's Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February.  The holiday was established in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington whose actual birthday is February 22.  The holiday was changed from Washington's Birthday to President's Day in 1971 as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act to the third Monday in February to allow government workers a three day weekend and to honor all those who have served as president.  Four presidents have February birthdays:  George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison and Ronald Reagan.

President Harry  Truman frequently wore a bow tie.

I often scratch my head and ask myself why anyone would want to president and am thankful for those who have held the country together during very difficult challenging times.

To celebrate this very American holiday, I baked an apple pie.

The weatherman is forecasting sub freezing temperatures with snow accumulation between 3 - 10 inches.  To my friends in Boston, I extend my apologies.  It rarely snows in Tennessee and when it does, everything just about comes to a grinding halt.  If this is the case in the morning, I will enjoy learning about the presidents on History television, time in the stitch chair and eating a slice of that All-American home made apple pie.

Thank you George, John, Thomas, Andrew, Abe, Franklin, Harry, Ronald and all the others--you served your country well.


  1. Love your quilts. Loved learning more about President's Day too -- I had no clue the change came so late. As for the snow -- all I can say is it had better stay down there and not come up here or to Boston. We've had enough!! Hope you stay warm. I'm freezing....

  2. A beautiful flag. The pie looks yummy.

  3. Love your flag placemat! Enjoy your apple pie and stay warm! Thank you for the history tidbits about Presidents' Day.

    Robin in Virginia

  4. Nice quilt projects. Most Australians couldn't name more than one or two of our Prime Ministers. Whilst we have a few holiday Mondays, thankfully we don't have a Prime Ministers' Day.

  5. I didn't realize we'd been celebrating Presidents Day for that long ... 1971. We didn't get enough snow to interfere with our plans for the day, so no snow day for me. Enjoy your time in the stitching chair ... and they yummy looking pie!

  6. I've often asked myself the same thing? Who would want to be President--a tough and often thankless job, that's for sure. Love your flag and the pie looks amazing--enjoy :)

  7. Yes I heard the great state of Tenn was getting some snow out of this latest system. I hate to report its 72 and sunny here in NE FL. We may get some liquid snow tomorrow and colder temps after that. I bet you have enough to hold you over till you can leave your house again don't you (wink!) enjoy the snow scene - Mel