A Rosy Idea for Presidents’ Day

This is about 180 degrees away from what I was originally planning to do for President’s Day. I thought I’d feature an inspiring quote about leadership or courage or patriotism or some such. But for some reason I kept coming back to this quote by Abe Lincoln that doesn’t seem to fit any of my expected categories at all.

But we live in difficult times. Depression and anger are rampant. So I thought something clearly and strongly upbeat might be more appropriate. And maybe looking for good things does have something to do with leadership, courage and maybe even patriotism after all.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A rose garden.

CAPTION: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns…or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
–Abraham Lincoln

Adapted from a photo by Heidi Kaden

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SCENE: A rose garden.

CAPTION: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns...or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Adapted from a photo by Heidi Kaden

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Transcript:

President Abe Lincoln: I’m finally in a comic? Really? And it’s…Last Kiss?!! So no superhero suit? No cape? What’ll I tell Mary? I promised her we’d play Caped Crusader and First Lady tonight!

Happy President’s Day!

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President Abe Lincoln: I’m finally in a comic? Really? And it’s…Last Kiss?!! So no superhero suit? No cape? What’ll I tell Mary? I promised her we’d play Caped Crusader and First Lady tonight!

Happy President’s Day!

Abe Lincoln’s Last Kiss

Happy Presidents’ Day from me and mischievous Mike Pascale. (View the original 1958 art below to see how thoroughly Mike modified it for today’s comic.)

By the way, Abe Lincoln is my favorite president. Tragic and witty, he’s also easily our most quotable commander-in chief:

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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SCENE: Woman talking to President Abe Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln.

WOMAN: Abe Lincoln in a Last Kiss comic? Why?!! Don’t you have better things to do?

Lincoln: I had some free time between Presidents’ Day sales!

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1958 Art: John Tartaglione Fabulous Facelift: Mike Pascale

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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SCENE: Woman talking to President Abe Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln.

WOMAN: Abe Lincoln in a Last Kiss comic? Why?!! Don’t you have better things to do?

Lincoln: I had some free time between Presidents’ Day sales!

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1958 Art: John Tartaglione Fabulous Facelift: Mike Pascale

Art by John Tartaglione from the story "The Sea Green Eyes!" in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.