“A House divided cannot stand”. This was not only quoted in the gospel of Mark, but also by Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson on two separate occasions.
Our beautiful and majestic country is becoming more divided than it ever has been. The only solution to help end this division is to have unity, to help defend our rights, and to get along.
In the Constitution under the Preamble, it states “We the People.” In that particular sense, “we” means unity. I personally feel that we simply do not have unity, we as a Country will capitulate. If the above mentioned quote will not unite the Country, then maybe this quote will: “Divided We Fall, United We Stand.”
If it’s Albert Einstein in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown Central School, it must be the “Night of the Notables,” the culmination of eighth graders studying famous historical figures. Parent Bill Weldon, in top photo, (daughter Bradley was at another booth), confers with the famous physicist (Ben Grampp), as well as Stan Lee (Andrew Mulligan) and Steven Speilberg (Felix Palmer). In the background is Abraham Lincoln (Savannah Ackley). Also on hand were, inset left, Christopher Columbus (Fred Hodgson) and, at right, Ben Carson (Aliyah Romulus) and many other of the rich and FOY-muss. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – A full day of programming, including an introduction of the ephemera collection of Belva Lockwood, first woman to run for president of the United States, is planned Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Research Library building at The Fenimore & Farmers’ Museums.
The daylong open house at the former NYSHA library will include a keynote by retired Library Director Wayne Wright of Oneonta (10 a.m.), 20-minute introductions to the photography collection (11 a.m.) and the geneology resources (1 p.m.), as well as presentations on volunteer opportunities (2 p.m.) and the role played by the CGP (3 p.m.)
The day ends with a 4 p.m. 229th birthday party for James Fenimore Cooper, born on Sept. 15, 1789, with cake for all attendees.