"Abraham Lincoln, former President of the USA, was if nothing else, a man who remained true to himself. At the very start of his Presidency he told the people that he desired to conduct the affairs of his administration in such a manner that if at the end of it when he came to lay down the reins of power, even if he'd lost every friend on earth he'd ever had, he would be content in the knowledge that deep down inside, he would at least have one friend left; himself.
This expression by Lincoln brought to mind a saying that my mother frequently espoused amidst her pearls of wisdom when she would often remind me, 'Whoever you fall out with Billy, never fall out with yourself. That way you'll always have someone to fall back on who's dependable!'
Mum was born on this day, the 25th of January, 1922 although throughout her life she frequently told us that it was the 24th of January which was on her birth certificate. It is my guess that nothing suspicious lay behind this mystery; merely the desire to have two birthdays! She died at the early age of 64 years on the 26th April, 1986 at peace with her Maker, family, friends and with herself. God bless you Mum."William Forde: January 25th, 2015.