Abe’s prophylactics

Elmo doffed his stovepipe hat to the ladies passing by. My, Lincoln’s birthday was a grand holiday! “This is a day of the people, by the people, and for the people,”he told the man at the desk in Coffman. “Sunny, cold and around 10 degrees. Tomorrow in the lower 20’s with increasing clouds. Feel that Yankee northwestern wind.”
“Hey, Honest Abe wanna-be!” the man replied. “Take one of these.”
Elmo recognized the odd, prophylactic device. What? Those would never be given out in public!
“It’s the ’90s, Abe. Welcome to National Condom Week.”
“But what do we need that for?” Elmo asked.
“To make sure we don’t perish from the earth.”