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People around Chestertown are finally filling their icehouses, drawing their ice on wagons which is quite a novelty. Lumbermen are also suffering greatly because of the absence of snow.

Remembering a great man

February - “Though other months of fairer days were well in line, on February Fate bestowed Saint Valentine. As though that gift was not enough when it was done, she gave us the bobtailed month George Washington.” Wilson

According to the Julian calendar, George Washington was born Feb. 11, 1731. According to the Gregorian calendar, he was born Feb. 22, 1731. Historians later decided upon the date of Feb. 22, 1732. Washington went down in history for having said, “I can’t tell a lie, Pa; you know I can’t tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet,” when questioned about a prostrate cherry tree. (Parson M.L. Weems - circa 1800)

Contact Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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