Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nan's Gettysburg Address

Littlefoil's great-grandmother turned 91 this month. She is a lifelong Mainer who is as comfortable chopping fire wood as she is baking pies.

She can clean a fish, handle a rifle and drive a snowmobile. When it comes to cribbage, she takes no prisoners.

When she was eleven years old, she memorized The Gettysburg Address. That was 80 years ago and last night she recited it for us. (Apologies for the low volume...you might want to turn your system volume up for the full effect...)


We even have a funny out-take to share!


Anonymous said...

Way to go, Nan!! Great job and an inspiration to us all. Loved the out-take, but loved the real thing even more. Merry Christmas to Nan and all the Foils.

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molly said...

oh, i LOVE the outtake, too!!! That was a beautiful thing...and it gives me great hope for how beautiful 91 can be!! Merry Christmas!