Does anybody else find it astounding how much money companies like Progressive, and Geico spend on advertising?
I looked it up and it’s close to a BILLION dollars a year each.
In fact, I’ve seen three insurance spots for Progressive in the last half hour. They’re everywhere on every channel; running so often that I hear Flo’s voice more often than Linda’s.
As for Geico’s various campaigns to win your insurance dollar I’ve never understood the talking stack of money bit but found the cavemen and the gecko mildly amusing. But the latest one featuring Honest Abe Lincoln being asked by Mary Todd if the dress she’s wearing makes her backside look big is just hilarious. Haven’t seen it yet? CLICK HERE.
Like millions of Americans, I believe that Abe Lincoln was our greatest president. There is much to be admired about him; not the least of which is his ability to summon up the strength to function, make critical decisions and maintain a sense of humor despite the personal tragedies he endured during his lifetime; especially the deaths of two sons; Eddy at age four and 12 year old Willie. (Son, Thomas “Tad” Lincoln died too but several year’s after the assassination.)
I was delighted that one of the routes we’d chosen for our trip down South last month passed right through Springfield, Illinois where the Lincolns lived and their four sons were born. I’ve seen many documentaries on the house that they called home from 1843 to 1861..but there’s nothing like experiencing the place in person.
Just a short drive from the Lincoln home is Oak Ridge Cemetery, the final resting place of the President, Mary Todd, Eddie, Willie and Tad. Robert, the only son who lived to a ripe old age, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery at the insistence of his mother, Mary. But that’s another story.
If you’re ever in the Neighborhood of Springfield, Illinois, don’t miss the opportunity to visit these historical sites.
Speaking of opportunities, an old tradition continues this Sunday at our little country church, Springdale Lutheran. The annual ice cream social, which includes a plethora of home made pies, begins at 4:30 pm and runs until everybody has ice cream headaches..or around 7pm. Springdale is located about a mile North of Spring Creek Golf Course. Linda and I will be pouring the beverages.