Saturday, February 12, 2011
202 years ago today . . . a baby was born in a one-room Kentucky log cabin. Abraham would grow up to be a farmer, rail splitter, store keeper, postmaster, flatboatman, surveyor, lawyer and 16th President of the United States.
I recently received a lovely note from Lori, who sent in these photos of her 272 Words finish (excellent work!). Lori included these thoughts about the Gettysburg Address. It's a wonderful birthday message to honor this day:
"I think Lincoln couldn't have chosen better words during that difficult period of our History to remind us that those that fell during combat did it to allow us to be free, all of us. I think as time carries on we tend to forget what has happened in the past. I think it's "All together fitting & proper" that we always remember those that gave their lives for our Freedom. The feelings that he spoke on November 19, 1863 remain true today."
Thank you, Lori.
What's a birthday party without some music? Here's the "Ashokan Farewell" (from Ken Burns's The Civil War). Now, how about a slice of cake?