On a plaque marking Abraham Lincoln's birthplace near Hodgenville, Kentucky, is recorded this scrap of conversation:
"Any news down &ls;t the village, Ezry?" "Well, Squire McLain's gone t' Washington t' see Madison swore in, and ol' Spellman tells me this Bonaparte fella has captured most o' Spain.
What's new out here, neighbor?" "Nuthin' nuthin' a'tall, &ls;cept fer a new baby born t' Tom Lincoln's. Nothin' ever happens out here."
Some events, whether birthdays in Hodgenville (or Bethlehem) or spiritual rebirth in a person's life, may not create much earthly splash, but those of lasting importance will eventually get the notice they deserve.