“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.” –James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. President
When my dad reads this quote, he’ll undoubtedly agree unreservedly with Mr. Garfield. My dad, better known as Grampie, not only loves peanut butter, he lives by it. I think he’d prefer peanut butter on crackers to a steak sandwich for lunch. I’ve often seen him conclude a perfectly good meal (dessert included, of course—our kind always eats dessert) with a spoonful of peanut butter, unless the dessert was a Reese’s peanut butter cup or homemade peanut butter fudge.
I don’t remember much about President Garfield, but since he was a peanut butter man like Grampie, I suspect that he was a good man. Peanut butter men are smart, steady, unpretentious, honest, trustworthy, generous, and lovable. Now and then they may be a bit too salty, particularly when they’re expounding on political matters, but a touch of sweetness balances them out nicely.
Come to think of it, we could use more peanut butter men (or women) in Washington! If you don’t know one, feel free to write in Grampie’s name on the ballot: Dr. Gary C. “Grampie” Lane.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRAMPIE!
Grampie is the handsome dude wearing the “W” cap, fourth from the right.
“A good man obtains favor from the LORD….” –PROVERBS 12:2