Saturday, February 16, 2008

Presidents Day

Like I mentioned before, since acquiring ownership of Brown & Hopkins, I am much more interested in history. In fact everyday, while I am walking about the store, displaying merchandise or helping a customer, the following thought is always in the back of my mind... "I wonder who has walked these very same floor boards as I do everyday???? Imagine the possiblities!" I find it amazing that Abraham Lincoln was actually born the same year that Brown & Hopkins was incorporated, in 1809. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, two uneducated farmers, in a one-room log cabin on the 348-acre Sinking Spring Farm, in southeast Hardin County, Kentucky. The above portrait is available for purchase at Brown & Hopkins, among many other Abe Lincoln prints pertaining to his many famous quotes.....
Here are a few of our favorites....
'Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.'
'It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool
than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.'
'And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years.'

We will be open on Presidents Day from 10am to 5pm.

1 comment:

nancy said...

I love Brown & Hopkins and my husband (Gene)who hates going shopping with me, just enjoy's shopping at Brown & Hopkins, in fact he is the one who points out the great items that we have purchased, and believe me there has been many, for gifts and for our home. The warm touches of candles, the scent when entering each room, the small lights that you use to decorate, to the wonderful quilts for the beds.Long lasting braided rugs for the floor that really make our home cozy! Thanks to the staff who greets everyone with special treatment.
See you soon,
Nancy White, Hope