Monday, February 18, 2008

Mr. Lincoln

As you might have guessed from my Lincoln quote, I love Abraham
Lincoln! I spent a lot of time at my grandmother's house when I was
little. She had an old Lincoln National Life Insurance print of
Lincoln hanging above her piano. To her, he was never "Abraham
Lincoln" or "President Lincoln", he was just "Mr. Lincoln". So, as a girl,
I grew to have a personal attachment to this Mr. Lincoln, who hung in
the living room, like a special uncle or grandfather. This gave me a
unique fondness for Lincoln and I read just about any book I can find on
him. I somehow feel I know him. Several years ago, I was thrilled to be
given that same "Mr. Lincoln" and he now hangs in our dining room, a
special part of my family. So, as we celebrate Presidents' Day,
Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!


  1. That is beautiful! What a wonderful memory! :) I posted some Lincoln quotes you might enjoy.

  2. Aahh, yes, Mr. Lincoln over the piano. How I remember being at that old piano for hours upon hours, teaching myself chord structure and improvisation. I'm sure that is the reason I still have trouble playing. Anyway, one fond memory of the piano is your Uncle Larry placing spoons in the piano to make it sound like an old saloon piano. He was so funny playing ragtime.
    Uncle Tom

  3. Uncle,
    I have such good memories at that piano! I became a child prodigy playing chopsticks!! :):) And you taught me Heart and repertoire is vast.


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