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Parting Shot — 3.2.12

Teresa Robinson of the Mississippi Association of Educators takes a phone photograph of “Thing 1 and Thing 2,” Friday at Lee Elementary School in Jackson, Miss. Faculty, staff, guest readers dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters to participate in the America Reads-Mississippi to celebrate Read Across America Day to promote literacy across Mississippi. Robinson decided to dress up as the infamous “Cat in the Hat,” complete with makeup. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Question: Which Dr. Seuss character is most like you?

Dr. Seuss Going Strong At 108

A scene is shown from the animated feature film from 20th Century Fox Animation, “Horton Hears A Who.” The film featured the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell and, of course, is based on the Dr. Seuss children's book of the same name. Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on this date in 1904. (Graphic: Blue Sky Studios)

Question: The first Dr. Seuss book I read was “And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street.” I think I was in my early years in school, mebbe grades 1 to 3. What was the first Seuss book that you read?

JohnA: Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

JohnA: I discovered something rather interesting today. I’ve always been a big fan of Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday of course is today. I remembered that he was 56 when he died (my age) but it wasn’t until I did the calculation that I found that I am today exactly the same age as Lincoln was the day he was assassinated (April 15, 1865, when he had lived 20,516 days). So, I’m the age exactly as he was when he died, and it just happens to be on his birthday. How’s that for irony? It’s also humbling to think of all he achieved in his rather short life. He may be a little ahead of me, somewhat, at this point. :) (AP file photo of an actor portraying Abraham Lincoln)

Question: I grew up observing Lincoln's birthday and Washington's birthday 10 days apart in February (Lincoln, on 12th, and Washington, on 22nd). Have we lost something by lumping all the presidents together in a general observance called Presidents Day?

Kage Mann: Celebrating Elvis

Kage Mann: Elvis birthday is this Sunday. Hard to believe the ‘King of Rock’ would have been 77 years old. Twenty years ago, Jerry Glanville used to claim he seen Elvis down south. It’s nice to fantasize every once in a while.

Question: Which Elvis Presley song is your favorite?

Cindy: Basking In Glow Of Sam Note

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes of the note she received from son Sam above: “Still basking in the BD glow brought on by this note from Sam.” My daughter wrote my all-time favorite note that I got from my urchins during their formative years. I noticed this on the pillow as I woke up one morning: “The tolit is broke. You need to fish it.” Amy Dearest was about 4 or 5 at the time. Rough way to wake up. But I laughed throughout the time that it took to “fish” the toilet.

Question: Do you save notes like these from your kids? Or. What's the most memorable BD greeting you've received?

Celebrating Birthday @ NIdaho Fair

Mary Jo Moore has a daughter whose birthday always coincided with the Kootenai County Fair. When that child turned 4, the family went to the fair and the little girl thought it was swell that so many people turned out to help celebrate her birthday/Paul Turner, The Slice/SR. More here.

Question: Does your birthday land on an important day?

To Think I Saw It On Fernan Lake Dock

Shelly Cunnington was treated to this wildlife menagerie on the dock at Fernan Lake, where she went this morning to greet the sunrise on the morning of her 44th birthday: “Got up and went to Fernan at 5am I was the only one on the dock for 2 hrs!!!! I was graced with the presence of a Moose, a Doe, and 2 Bald Eagles across from the dock how cool is that!!!!!! Thanks everyone for all the Birthday wishes you are also making this birthday an awsome one!!!!”

Question: How do you usually begin your birthdays?

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