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By Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi
the Times 

Presidents' Day-Truth or Tact?


February 20, 2020

Truth is, I am old enough to remember when we honored Washington and Lincoln on two different days in February, and celebrated with two school vacation days. I choose to continue that tradition. I celebrate Washington’s Birthday first, because I love cherry pie! We’re told of the fable, that when asked if he had chopped down the cherry tree, George confessed to the crime, because he could not tell a lie.

Lying (or truth), can be a tricky concept. Most of us are taught that “honesty is the best policy.” But, is it always? “Honey, does this dress make me look fat?” Really, do you...

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