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Reply #3: BTW, all my life it seems, I have heard how ugly and dour Abraham Lincoln was [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-13 12:33 AM
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3. BTW, all my life it seems, I have heard how ugly and dour Abraham Lincoln was
After studying the unretouched (I assume) photos of our Presidents, Abe seems much more handsome than many of the others, not to mention more pleasant-seeming.

Then again, if you had to figure out how to end slavery, yet hold the country together, and were married to Mary Todd, you might get dour from time to time, too.

His old law firm partner wrote to a lot of people to get their memories of Lincoln. He bought together a book of anecdotes that show that Lincoln was very witty and often very funny, as well as very kind.

In elementary school, I read his bio and fell in love with him, as much as a pre-teen can fall in love, anyway. (Come to think of it, pre-teen love may be stronger than falling in love as an adult, when we are more skeptical and self protective.0
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