Rural Missouri - February 2013 - (Page 38)

T H i friends! With the arrival of February comes the birthday of one of my favorite president’s — Abraham Lincoln. Most people might recall he was the 16th president of the United States, that he issued the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves during the Civil War and that he was born in February (Feb. 12, 1809, to be exact). But what else do you know about this interesting president? Take this quiz to find out — the answers are at the bottom, but don’t look until you’re done! 1) How tall was President Lincoln? a) 6 feet 8 inches tall b) 6 feet 1 inch tall c) 6 feet 4 inches tall 2) President Lincoln loved reading the works of which author? a) Edgar Allen Poe b) Victor Hugo c) Charles Dickens 3) President Lincoln once had a dog named: a) Jingles b) Fido c) Nipper 4) President Lincoln was the only president to have: a) a pet monkey b) ship named after him c) a patent 5) Before President Lincoln, there had never been a president: a) who wore stovetop hats b) who had a beard c) who whittled 6) President Lincoln was how old at the time of his death? a) 64 years old b) 56 years old c) 60 years old 7) President Lincoln’s favorite sport was: a) stick ball b) swimming c) wrestling 8) President Lincoln was attending what play when he was killed? a) “Our American Cousin” b) “Importance of Being Earnest” c) “H.M.S. Pinafore” ANSWERS: 1-c, 6 feet 4 inches tall; 2-a, Edgar Allen Poe; 3-b, Fido; 4-c, a patent. The device helped float vessels over sandbars; 5-b, who had a beard. He grew it at the suggestion of a young girl named Grace Bedell. 6-b, 56 years old; 7-c, wrestling; 8-a, “Our American Cousin.” He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during the third act of the play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. 38 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to find. Read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you find them, send me a note telling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to five winners each month. Send your answers to: Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Entries must be received by Feb. 8. Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be handwritten by the youth, please. Can you find this month’s words? drover, enamored and algorithm Congratulations to last month’s Word Watch winners: Klara Walther, Leonard Green and Auston Burgess Why did the snowman get dressed up? Because he was going to the snow ball. http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - February 2013

Rural Missouri - February 2013
Table of Contents
Comments
Columns
A lasting tribute
Preparing for the worst
Whittling wildlife
Outdoors
Out of the Way Eats
Our history with Missouri’s future leaders
Hearth and Home
The cowboy way of life
Co-ops care
Around Missouri
Marketplace
Neighbors
Just4Kids

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