My Business in Washington, DC

A family inheritance left me the title to Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. It’s well known for the place President Lincoln was assassinated. I’m not one for cherishing the past so I had the theater transformed into a multi-plex 16 screen movie theater.

To appease the Lincoln fans’ protests about the changes, I have a daily 3D screening of the movie, “Lincoln’s Favorite Day.” It’s about Saturday March 17, 1834. Lincoln was 23. He had the day off from his logging job. He took a stroll through the woods. He laid down by a stream and took a nap. He woke up and found a bear sniffing his head. He was scared and thought it might be the end of his life. But then he remembered the pork sandwich in his knapsack. He slowly took it out and held it in front of the bear’s nose. The bear liked the scent. He sat down and ate the sandwich. Lincoln realized the bear was now full and was not distracted by the desire to eat him. He patted the bear’s head. They became fast friends and remained so for the rest of Lincoln’s life.

In the final scene of the movie, Lincoln went with the bear to a play at Ford’s Theater. Halfway through the show Lincoln got assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. The bear chased, caught and ate Booth.

If you’re visiting DC, tell the box office person you are a reader of this blog, and you’ll get in for half price.

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