I received the old Kennedy/Lincoln "coincidence" sheet. This has come out every so often since about 1965. So when I got it I decided I had enough. It is a good lesson for those who think everything they read or hear is the truth. It is mostly disinformation, or obscuring the facts. I add the original email and then I present my own to prove how this is done. (Actually mine is more accurate)

History Mystery

Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford'.
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford'.

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

The key to these mysteries may be found here...

And now...

I was born on Sept 8 1955, my first name is Richard.
Richard the Lion Hearted was born on Sept 8 1155. 800 years apart!

I am of French ancestry.
He was of French Ancestry.

He went to Jerusalem as part of the military.
I went to Jerusalem as part of the military.

He landed in Acre
I landed in Haifa the modern name for Acre.

My last name means green wood.
King Richard was killed by an arrow, made of... wood.

His body is buried in Anjou, France.
I sent my daughter to Anjou to study French.

My wife was born in Florida, once a part of Spain,
His Wife was born in Navarre, now a part of Spain.

My mothers name starts with an E, Eugenie.
His mothers name started with an E, Eleanor.

He was a King,
I think I am a King.

Coincidence? Possibly....

Dieu le Roy!

1 comment:

Matterhorn said...

Yes, I don't quite see what those "coincidences" are supposed to prove, in any case.

I enjoyed your version, by the way.