A reading of history

Jul 5, 2009

As I puttered around the house on Friday, it was quite nice to hear NPR’s annual reading of the text of the Declaration of Independence.

Soon after, as I unpacked boxes of books I’ve collected over the last 25 years, I came across my paperback copy of Lincoln at Gettysburg, by Garry Wills. That was a book I read when I lived in Hawaii 15 years ago and that inspired me to memorize Lincoln’s famously short speech.

So, it was another pleasant surprise when this afternoon at a potluck dinner at the home of Christopher and Tessa Perrien, we paused before the meal for a group reading of the Gettysburg Address.

Anton Zuiker

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