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Great Books That Never Got Written

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September 18th, 2021 Posted 8:51 am

Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln

 

(Any others?)

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With Malice Toward None

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January 20th, 2021 Posted 8:05 am

Thinking about Lincoln’s dog Fido today. Lincoln loved Fido (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog) but Mary Todd L. refused to let Fido come to Washington when Lincoln won the presidency. He had photos of Fido taken in Springfield as a comfort for his sons (3 still alive at that point). Fido was still living in Springfield when they brought the body back. He went back to his original home that day and spent time with the mourners.

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Lincoln’s Birthday

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February 12th, 2020 Posted 7:51 am

Our greatest president had a dog named Fido. (Fido as the pre-eminent generic dog name dates from this particular dog). Mary Todd L. refused to let Fido come to Washington when Lincoln won the presidency. He had photos of Fido taken in Springfield as a comfort for his sons (3 still alive at that point). Apparently Mary Todd L. had concerns about muddy tracks in the White House. Fido was still living in Springfield when they brought the body back. Fido attended the funeral.

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Happy Presidents Day!

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February 19th, 2018 Posted 8:03 am

(Not all presidents, just the two best. Although wasn’t it better when Abe and George had their own days? Nothing to be done – the future marches on, eyes closed.) Here’s something from Washington’s farewell address. Makes one think.

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.

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