Sunday, February 18, 2024

BW8: Hubert Horatio Hornblower

Happy Sunday! Some of you may be too young to remember when in 1980 President Jimmy Carter during a speech, in an effort to laud political champions of the past, said "a great man who should have been president, who would have been one of the greatest presidents in history: Hubert Horatio Hornblower,"  then quickly added "Humphrey" when he realized his mistake.  Hornblower was a fictional naval officer in a series of novels by C.S. Forster.  It must an amazing gaffe to say the least.  

Which brings us to Monday February 19th which is President's day in the United States honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who were both born in February. 

Tuesday, February 20th is a little know holiday called Hoodie Hoo day in which you must put on a hat, go out at noon, wave your hands all around and yell Hoodie Hoo. If it's too cold, call your family and friends and yell Hoodie Hoo.  

Thursday, February 22nd is Be Humble day in which you must have a piece of humble pie, as they are all humble. 

If you haven't guessed by now, our letter of the week is H and full of hyperbole, history, haiku, handwaving, and hedgehogs. 

Read about a fictional or real president.

Read about a seagoing character.  

Read a book with a character named Humphrey, George, Abraham, or any president's first name. 

Read a book with Hoodie in the title. 

Read a book with Humble in the title or about humility. 

Read any author whose name begins with H. 

Have fun! 

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